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DEERFeed also calculates the requirements of growing weaners. Weaner feed requirements are calculated based on size and gender.
Weaner feed requirements are calculated for hinds and stags. Recommended upper limits to potential growth are displayed if the target live weight gain is potentially too high. These limits depend on the month chosen and the current liveweight of the weaner, and are based on the seasonal intake variations that have been recorded in research.
The model uses estimates documented by Nicol and Brookes (The metabolisable energy requirements of grazing livestock, In Pasture and Supplements for Grazing Animals, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2007) for hinds and growth requirements for lactating calves.
Dry Matter (DM) per day.