Kite Feedlot Team
September 17, 2023
Tips for the Summer
The hot season is upon us. It’s time to get ready and set everything up before a heat event. If you are already using Kite, Great Choice! Here are some tips just for you:
- Jump on Kite and make sure you can log in! If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot your password?” to get a new one set up
- Check that all the users you want are set up for your feedlot
- Go to Settings menu, then click on Users to view and add users
- Don’t forget to add your vet or nutritionist!
- Make sure you have your local processing plants added to your account
- Go to Settings menu, then click on Sites
- Assess the risk of all your cattle populations using the new and improved RAP
- Go to the RAP menu
- Identify your high-risk cattle
- Identify the high-risk areas in your feedlot
- Identify mitigation options you may require and have them ready to implement at short notice, if required
- Set your Monitored AHLU level
- Go to the Settings menu, then click on Alerts
- Turn on your alerts (Toolbox reports and or sms alerts) for this summer
- Go to Settings menu, then click on Alerts
- Update your heat management plan with all the latest information so you are well-prepared for the hot summer ahead.
If you had access to a Kite free trial but haven’t yet subscribed to the service. Log into Kite, go to the settings menu, select a subscription that suits you and you’ll be redirected to our online payment portal. If you’re not sure which subscription is for you check out the webinar here or just give us a call.
If you haven’t already registered for Kite, start the process by registering here. You will have a two-week free trial to check out the new features and decide which subscription suits you. We can get you up and running to allow you to proactively manage your heat risk within days.
As you head into summer it is good to remind yourself of the types of weather events that can cause heat load problems. Read more.
With the peak storm period on us, it is good to reassess the issues with wet pens.
Humidity in the pens can be significantly higher than outside the pens, so your weather station may not indicate the true heat load exposure of your animals, nor will the forecast. Read more about what you can do to manage this risk.
Kite keeps you informed without having to log onto the platform every day. If you have a Premium or Standard subscription you will have access to these features.