Journal article

PRO Plus: A whole-farm fodder budgeting decision support system

MJ McPhee, AK Bell, P Graham, GR Griffith, GP Meaker

Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture | Published : 2000

Abstract

This paper describes PRO Plus, a whole-farm fodder budgeting decision support system for beef, sheep meat and wool producers. The program predicts the pasture mass available at the end of each month for individual paddocks based on pasture growth rates, number of stock, intake and the grazing plan where producers allocate mobs weekly to paddocks. Two case studies are presented that identify how the program can be used individually or in conjunction with other programs to make management decisions. PRO Plus is an integral component of the PROGRAZE Plus course and assists producers to improve the financial viability and sustainability of their farms through better pasture and grazing managemen..

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