New Holland Fodder Care
Fodder Care – proudly sponsored by New Holland
Fodder Care is an AFIA initiative that aims to supply information and tools to AFIA members and the wider fodder industry to help people produce high quality Hay and Silage.
Fodder Care Subscribers - LOG IN FIRST then select "Fodder Care Grower (Domestic) under "Resources" > "New Holland FodderCare" on the menu above (opens in a new window).
By sharing information Fodder Care helps producers stay up to date on the latest information on making quality hay and silage covering all aspects of fodder production. Much of this information can be found on the AFIA website under the Fodder Care resource library and in “Focus on Fodder“ AFIA’s quarterly publication. This information is provided free of charge to the fodder industry and we encourage all industry participants to share it through their network. To be added to the AFIA mailing list to receive updates please click here.
The other key aim of Fodder Care is to help producers better describe their hay and silage and to communicate that information with their customers. While this can be done in a number of ways AFIA recommends producers use the Fodder Care online service. This is a web based tool that lets producers record relevant information about their hay and silage in an easy to use internet based system. Fodder Care helps you to record the important information about your fodder;
- Paddock inspection records – inspection for hazards and potential contaminants
- Chemical application records – record the rates and date of application of chemicals
- Harvest records – information on raking, conditioning and baling and storage location
- Feed analysis – nutritional parameters of your product if a feed analysis has been carried out.
This information is then used to produce vendor declarations to help you market your fodder and ensure that your customers have all the information they need.
Training to use the online service is delivered through an online video Fodder Care demonstration video. Click here to check it out.
Subscription and access to the Fodder Care online service is available to all Australian hay and silage producers; AFIA Members $99 and Non Members $199. For more information contact the AFIA office on 03 9670 0523.