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What are the different subscriptions and how do I know what is right for me?

Kite Feedlot Edition has three different levels of subscriptions with varying features to cater to small and large feedlots in regions that need to actively manage heat all summer to those in regions that are less at risk but still need to know if high-risk conditions are developing.

All subscriptions will provide you with sufficient information to allow you to meet your NFAS requirements for Element LM6 to ensure “The likelihood of an Excessive Heat Load event is monitored, and prompt and appropriate remedial action is taken when required.”

Kite Premium

This is aimed at feedlots that need to actively manage a heat event through the most accurate and up-to-date information. Kite Premium will provide sufficient information for you to be able to:

  • Actively monitor your HLI and AHLU for your site with live updates and forecasts updated multiple times a day.

  • More accurate AHLU (via site observations) updated as your site data comes in.

  • Undertake a Risk Assessment for all your cattle types and assess the frequency of potential EHL events based on the local climate.

  • Develop your site heat load action plan with the information gained and tools available in Kite.

  • Be alert to impending heat events via SMS alerts

  • Be alert to rapidly changing conditions with SMS alerts from your weather station.

  • Easily keep informed by the toolbox reports morning and night.

  • Keep your team informed by providing access to additional users who can also receive alerts and reports.

  • Keep your vet/nutritionist informed by providing them access to your account.

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

  • Have visibility of local rain via the radar map.

  • Get your team up to speed with a private training webinar.

Kite Standard

This is aimed at feedlots that don’t need to actively manage a heat event. Kite Standard will provide sufficient information for you to be able to:

  • Monitor the HLI and AHLU for your site.

  • Undertake a Risk Assessment for all your cattle types and assess the frequency of potential EHL events based on the local climate.

  • Develop your site heat load action plan with the information gained and tools available in Kite.

  • Be alerted to impending heat events via SMS alerts

  • Easily keep informed by the daily toolbox reports.

  • Keep your team informed by providing access to additional users who can also receive alerts and reports.

  • Keep your vet/nutritionist informed by providing them access to your account.

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

What Kite Standard doesn’t provide:

  • Updated forecast multiple times a day

  • Ability to see your site weather station data and use it to provide a more accurate outlook for the AHLU

  • Receive alerts from your weather station

  • Rain radar

Kite Lite

This is aimed at the small lots that may not have the funds for the more expensive offerings. Kite Lite will provide sufficient information for you to be able to:

  • Monitor the HLI and AHLU for your site.

  • Undertake a Risk Assessment for all your cattle types and assess the frequency of potential EHL events based on the local climate.

  • Develop your site heat load action plan with the information gained and tools available in Kite.

What Kite Lite doesn’t provide:

  • SMS alerts

  • Daily toolbox report

  • Multiple users (only one user account)

  • Ability to invite your vet/nutritionist

  • Ability to see forecasts for other locations

If you are not sure which option is the best one for you please don’t hesitate to contact us for some advice. The office is open during normal business hours (AEST) so give us a call on 07 3369 3699.

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