Why Zero Graze?
Reduce costs – fact not fiction
Dairy farmers throughout the UK and Ireland who have converted to a Zero Grazing system during the spring, summer and autumn using a Grass Technology Grazer, have found that they have been able to considerably reduce their production costs and improve productivity.
By changing to a Zero Grazing system from the early Spring through until late Autumn instead of a grazing based system or feeding housed cattle silage all-year round, some of the main cost benefits users of the Grazer have been able to achieve are:
Reduced concentrate use
Reduced silage harvesting cost
Reduced wear and tear on your TMR mixer
Improved grass utilisation
Improved land utilisation
Reduced fertiliser cost
“For every acre that we zero graze, that’s one less acre that needs to be harvested by a contractor at about £60/acre. That saving alone more than covers the annual cost of the Grazer, plus we are saving on concentrate use.”
“Our grassland utilisation is considerably increased, and gone from about 65% efficiency when grazing to nearer 90% when zero grazing, and extended our grazing season by a month.”