ASKBILL is web-based software that complements producers’ grazing knowledge with detailed property data about livestock, pastures, and genetics, and predicts opportunities and threats to individual business from the weather, pests or disease – the critical information needed for making more precise farming decisions, protecting the wellbeing of a flock and maximising its productivity.
Australian sheep producers, consultants, farm management software providers, the meat and wool supply chains, resellers and suppliers of farm inputs.
The predictive, ‘what-if’ and alert capabilities of ASKBILL will be useful for all who need better information about the future impact of the unfolding seasonal conditions when making management and marketing decisions.
ASKBILL predicts the following risk for sheep on your property:
- What is my fly risk in the coming 21 days and up to six months ahead?
- Which drench can prevent the worm risk predicted in the two weeks?
- A warning for heat or chill in the coming 5 days and predictions up to six months ahead.
- What is the predicted pasture availability in the coming six months?
- What is the predicted condition score of my sheep in the coming six months?
- Will my lambs meet the live weight, carcase weight and fat score specifications I’m targeting?
- How much wool will my sheep cut in the next six months?
- How much of which supplement do I need to feed my pregnant and lambing ewes?
ASKBILL makes timely and accurate predictions of sheep well-being and productivity using weather, stock and pasture information.
For each property, ASKBILL predicts up to six months ahead:
- pasture availability from joining to lambing
- live weight and greasy wool cut predictions for all sheep types, plus carcase weight and fat predictions for lambs and body condition score for ewes
- genetic data imported from the Sheep CRC RamSelect app to predict meat, fat, wool and live weight performance as flock genetics improve
- flystrike risk predictions to plan prevention strategies six months ahead
- worm “what ifs” to better manage all four major sheep worm species.
By entering farm and production data and monitoring the risk alerts, ASKBILL also allows producers and industry to validate the standards of care their animals have received.
National, five-day ASKBILL risk predictions for flystrike and extreme weather are updated daily and freely available at www.askbill.com.au.
Growers need to enter data such as soil-type, pasture information and details of the livestock including planned management events such as joining and shearing for predictions tailored to each property or monitored area.
ASKBILL has been developed from funding through the Sheep CRC.
For ASKBILL support and further information:
1800 825 990
Or use the contact us page.
Try ASKBILL for free for the first 7 days.
Subscribe to ASKBILL 2018 for $110 (inc. GST) per property for the first year.