To make it easier for the feedlot operators to understand the heat risk at a processor, we have introduced a new feature to start the AHLU calculation every weekday morning at 6 am. Read more.
Have You Been Paying Attention To What Your Animals Are Telling You? The importance of cattle observations.
As the riskier month of the warm season approaches, another important factor to consider when managing your cattle heat load is cattle observations. Read more.
The team at Katestone is very happy to announce that we reached another milestone today: the release of the Kite Feedlot Mobile App! Find out how you can access it.
The weather forecast is used in the calculation of both the HLI and AHLU for every site. But how important is it that the calculations use an hourly forecast in comparison to a daily forecast?
We have compiled some tips for the beginning of the season and some others if you are about to face an event. Check them out.
The BOM have issued a heatwave warning but I have not received any Kite alerts! We discuss how this information is presented on Kite.
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.
When you send your animals to an abattoir that is not close to your feedlot you need to know what the heat load is doing where they are going. You don’t want to send them into a potentially risky situation. See how Kite can help you with that.
Our team has been receiving many questions about how the forecast works for the Lite and Standard subscriptions. We discuss the differences between them here.
Kite’s newest upgrade is the Climatological Average of the HLI. We discuss how it was calculated and how it can help you understand your heat risk.