Feed calculation tools

Feed calculation tools

There are several useful tools for measuring and managing feed for deer. 
 
Do you have enough silage to get your hinds through the winter? Is there enough saved pasture for your stags after button drop? How much feed do you need to get young stags to target slaughter weights in spring? 
 
These tools will help answer these questions.
 

Deer Feeding Calculator - calculates intake and allocation required to hit target weights by defined dates.

With thanks to Dr David Stevens and Marie Casey for the development of the initial version of the deer feed app.

 

Pasture measurement guidelines -basic step by step guide

Crop yields - How to calculate the feed available in a crop 

Swardsticks -Tools to use when measuring pasture or crops such as swardsticks and where to find these 

If you are considering offering supplements over this dry summer and want to know what going to give you the best bang for your buck then go to deernz.org/deerapp and use the new Feed Cost Comparer.  It is pre-loaded with a range of feeds and standard nutrition values.

Simple guidelines to measure feed availability in crops

Feed Allocation calculator to use on the go - download this to your mobile phone and use it in the paddock.  Calculate feed requirements for your hinds and weaners.