Plate Meters – Measuring Grass for Dairy, Beef and Sheep Grazing
AgriSupplyServices is the official UK distributor for a number of different models of electronic rising plate meters which are described on this page. We also supply plate meter servicing for these models.
The AgriSupplyServices Electronic Rising Plate Meter provides a simple, yet effective method of measuring grass cover in grazing pasture. Popular with UK, Irish & European dairy, sheep and beef farmers, the plate meter for grass is able to operate in all weather conditions and this quality product is cost effective and reliable.
A complete range of models is now available: see below.
Senior beef and sheep scientist at AHDB Beef and Lamb, Dr Liz Genever guides you through the best way to use a plate meter to measure grass (for both beef and sheep grazing).
Farmworks introduction to plate meters:
Benefits for Cattle and Sheep Grazing
Accurate measurement of grass cover in grazing pasture can deliver clear economic benefits to farming operations through optimised grazing programs. A figure of 10 - 15% improvement in pasture utilisation has been suggested by dairy commentators and researchers as being feasible through the use of pasture budgeting systems.
The assumption is based on a number of contributing factors, such as better utilisation of pasture through advanced budgeting, an improvement in actual pasture grass yield through better placement of fertilisers and controlled grazing.
The main benefit is the fact that farmers are able to develop a budgeting approach and make better decisions regarding feed, production and use.
The AgriSupplyServices Electronic Rising Plate Meter for measuring grass cover in grazing pasture includes P-Plus Pasture Covers software that allows you to record and monitor pasture cover by individual paddock.
The FREE P-Plus Pasture Covers Software is an important part of the Plate meter, offering farmers the chance to record & download field records, included is the Grazing Wedge shown below.
P-Plus PastureCovers allows you to monitor paddock pasture covers growth rates, feed wedge, by paddock and management unit.
More software can be added: P-Plus Pasture Covers integrates with the optional P-Plus Map & Paddock and P-Plus Feed Forecaster-Budget Modules thereby giving the option of a comprehensive feed management program. Using data collected by the Plate Meter as the foundation, Feed Forecaster gives you ability to optimise grazing breaks and rotations based on predefined criteria.
Plate Meter F75 - Price on Application
F200 – Standard Plate Meter
The F200 has the following features:
Please refer to the F200 User Manual for more information (3.9 Mbyte Acrobat PDF).
Plate Meter F200 - Price on Application
F300 – Advanced Plate Meter with Download to USB Facility
Upgrade on F200 model with USB Download complete with FREE PastureCovers software for PC/Laptop and stores up to 100 paddocks. Will suit PC Savvy farmers who can use the USB download and anyone whose software package that includes now (or in the future) an interface with the F300 software.
Plate Meter F300 - Price on Application
F400 - Top Model with Upload and Download to USB
The same as the F300 but stores up to 280 paddocks, with added option of walking the paddocks in any order. Check for availability.
Plate Meter F400 - Price on Application
The EC20 Bluetooth Plate Meter offers the latest method of data capture.
It comes complete with and Android app to enable data to be displayed on your Android smart-phone. Data is then easily transferred to your grazing management software - such as Agrinet.
Plate Meter Features Include:
Android App - ‘PASTUREPROBE’ - Features Include:
EC20 Bluetooth Electronic Plate Meter - Price on Application
F20 Digital Upgrade Kit for F Series Mechanical Plate Meters
Already have manual plate meter in very good order or purchased recently? These may be upgraded to F200 standard - the kit includes Digital Counter + Mounting Tube. May be possible to upgrade most manual plate meter models. Plate meter spares held in stock .
It should also be possible to upgrade Jenquip Plate Meters but check first.
F20 Upgrade Kit- Price on Application
Agricultural Supply Services offers professional plate meter servicing for our supported range of models.
Please print off a Service Request Form and address label below and send your plate meter to us for servicing. Please remove the plate before shipping as described on the for.
Contact us for more detailed information and our pricing.
See also the following sites for additional Plate Meter information and illustrations of their application:
AgriSupplyServices has customers across Europe and internationally.
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