Trial it for free for 2 weeks*

What is Kite Feedlot?

Think of Kite Feedlot as a major upgrade to the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox (“Katestone”).
The flagship tool servicing the Australian feedlot industry for over 20 years just got a whole lot better!

NFAS Requirements

Asset Protection

Optimised Returns

Animal Welfare

Social Licence

Let’s Fly

Kite Feedlot: Reliable, easy to use and robust

Cattle Heat Risk Dashboard

  • World-class weather forecasts
  • 7-day forecast for your feedlot location
  • Integrate your weather station for a more accurate forecast

Rain Risk Dashboard

  • World-class weather forecasts
  • 7-day forecast for your feedlot location
  • Rain amount and probability
  • Probability of a Storm

Add Additional Users

  • Keep everyone informed by adding your feedlot team and your Vets and Nutritionists
  • No limit on the number of users (except for Lite)

Add Abattoir

  • Minimise the risk of dark cuttings by viewing forecasts of HLI and AHLU for your processing plants when planning cattle movements

Calculate the HLI Threshold

  • Keep on top of changing risks
  • Quick access without going through a full risk assessment


  • Undertake a Risk Assessment for each of your cattle types and assess the frequency of potential EHL events based on the local climate
  • Updated risk factors
  • New 29 year site-specific HLI Climatology

Activate Your Alerts

  • Keep you and your team informed with the daily toolbox reports emailed to your inbox
  • Be alert to impending heat events via SMS alerts
  • Be alert to rapidly changing conditions with SMS alerts from your weather station

Thunderstorm Dashboard

  • Have visibility of local rain and storm tracks via the radar map
  • See latest BOM observations including river heights
  • Keep informed of BOM warnings
  • Keep your team and animals safe with live lightning and lightning alerts. (Additional cost)

Help and Resources

  • Get your team up to speed with a private training webinar
  • Video tutorials
  • Case studies

* Free Trial available to newly registered feedlots for 2 weeks. RAP only available to paid subscribers.

Why Kite Feedlot?

Kite Feedlot is powered by Katestone, with a reputation for quality and reliable work. Our team has been providing heat risk forecasting for feedlots for over 20 years.

We’re proud to be a Climate Neutral Company, 100% Australian-owned and the preferred product of leading feedlots vets and nutritionists.

Christine Killip
Managing Director at Katestone and
Weather Intelligence CEO

Fast Expert Advice

Experts in Heat Load

Climate Neutral

Australian Owned

Preferred Partner

Subscription Options

* Annual subscription excluding GST
Note ALL subscriptions allow feedlots to meet their LM6 requirements.




What the industry says

Australian Lot Feeders Association

“For over 20 years the Katestone Cattle Heat Load Toolbox has been the trusted heat load management tool helping Australian lot feeders proactively manage the wellbeing of cattle during the hotter months of the year.

Developed and refined using grain fed levies with the support of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA), the tool includes sophisticated predictive and monitoring capabilities.

This product helps feedlot operator’s decision making, heat load risk management and ultimately the wellbeing of cattle in the feedlot’s care.”

Grant Garey, General Manager Feedlots, Teys Australia

“Proactive heat management is an integral part of our approach to animal welfare at all our feedlots and processing facilities.

Katestone were the easy choice when picking who we trust to manage our heat load forecasts. We have relied on them for many years and they keep us informed of any unfolding situations.

The transition to Kite has been easy and the team are up to speed thanks to the great training webinars. We are well prepared for the summer ahead.”

Tony Batterham, Vet and Advisor

“I have worked in the feedlot industry for more than 20 years, assisting clients with heat load management throughout this time. The Cattle Heat Load Toolbox developed by Katestone and its sophisticated forecasting service is the core instrument in our management systems.

It is truly world-leading and I have presented to international audiences the great capabilities and benefits of utilising the Katestone service in our Australian feedlot environments. I fully recommend it as an essential tool for any feedlot serious about managing heat load.”

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