Plate Meter and Pasture Measurement
Need information on a Plate Meter? Pasture Meters UK carries a full range of rising plate meters and is an official importer of Jenquip Plate Meters into UK and Europe.
Pasture Meters UK is owned and managed by Handley Enterprises Ltd.
Effective feed budgeting is the key to meeting the needs of grazing livestock whilst optimising pasture use efficiency and maintaining pasture quality. Pasture Meters UK offer a range of Jenquip rising plate meters and feed budgeting tools to help monitor pasture growth, calculate pasture dry matter and create an effective feed budget.
The Jenquip Electronic Folding Plate Meter EC09 and EC10 are easy to use. The instant readout is also great for training users to assess pasture cover ‘by eye’. All the calculations are done for you, so only a single value needs to be written down for each paddock for the EC09. The main elements of the two plate meters are identical – it’s only the counters that differ as the EC10 plate meter has a USB download. Both rising plate meters are high quality, accurate and reliable and we don’t recommend one plate meter over the other. In the end, it comes down to personal preference.
The EC20 Bluetooth Plate Meter connects to an Pasture App . Using Bluetooth technology the EC20 Plate Meter links via Bluetooth to an Android and IOS App. The App downloads your property from Agrinet and uploads directly to Agrinet at the push of a button.
The Jenquip Manual Folding Plate Meter is low cost and works well, but does require meter readings to be converted into pasture cover values (usually back in the farm office). For each paddock measured, the plate meter counter readings need to be written down in an all-weather notebook.
The latest addition to the range of plate meters is the Agriworks brand which are powered by Jenquip