Fonterra Farm Source and LIC have developed and launched Agrigate, a new online tool that helps farmers improve their performance. The tool, available at www.agrigate.co.nz, combines all the essential farming data together into one platform, enabling farmers to make the most efficient use of their resources.
“The ultimate goal of this project is to support our farmers by giving them a tool to help maximise their on-farm performance, productivity and profitability,” said Miles Hurrell, chief operating officer of Fonterra Farm Source. “As a simple, easy-to-use tool, Agrigate is a great example of dairy industry innovation. It allows farmers to identify areas of their business where they are performing well and areas where improvements can be made.”
Among the useful data Agrigate works on are weather conditions, milk production, animal health, financials, fertiliser applications and pasture cover. According to Fonterra, farmers can see the impact of these farm factors and benchmark them on an unprecedented scale.
Access to Agrigate is free for Fonterra Farm Source and LIC farmers until July 31.