Congratulations to Bevan Brown from Tapanui, who won our $1000 C-Dax voucher draw by submitting his experiences with the C-Dax Pasture Meter on-line at www.pasturemeter.co.nz.
Bevan, shown here on the right, was presented with his $1000 C-Dax voucher by David Kirk at Advance Agriculture in Gore.
“The C-Dax Pasture Meter is awesome. I bought it September 2006 and it would have paid for itself by November 2006, and this was when I was on 25% milking 230 cows in the Waikato.
The C-Dax Pasture Meter saves so much time and energy and means that farm pasture cover actually gets done weekly and residuals can be monitored as the cows come out of the paddock. Plate metering the farm used to easily take an extra hour to do, and in Spring you just dont have that extra time. It also used to leave me in agony after measuring the farm with a joint problem I had at the time, and then the cows still needed milking!
The C-Dax Pasture Meter always gives accurate results. You can drive down the same run over and over again and
it will be the same, with a plate meter you could walk the run several times and get quite different results.
The C-Dax Pasture Meter is great tool and has helped me utilise pasture much better and in the first season of owning it helped me achieve just over 400ms/cow on an all pasture based system drying off the 3rd of May, the district top 10% was 350ms/cow.
I’m still reaping the rewards of the pasture meter today, and with minimal maintenance and running costs I wouldnt hesitate to recommend one to any farmer wanting to utilise their cheapest source of feed much better.”Read the full story and others online at www.pasturemeter.co.nz