Grazing Wedge, an online tool for managing pature-based dairy farms

Public farm reports: grazing wedge

The grazing wedge is a graphical representation of forage availability in paddocks on a particular date. To view previous dates, choose the date from the Select date drop-down menu. You can also view grazing wedges for other farms by clicking the Select an different farm button.

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Greene's farm grazing wedge: 03/31/2009

776 1103 1131 1202 1261 1287 1301 1344 1344 1425 1450 1453 1472 1472 1500 1543 1543 1571 1571 1642 1727 1727 1756 1898 2160 2295
Too mature > 2,750 Within target Overgrazed < 1,400 Target cover line

Summary of key indicators for grazing management and animal performance
Livestock class Beef cow-calf
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 0
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,295 Ideal: 2,750
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 776 Ideal: 1,400
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,498 Ideal: 2,075
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock)
Milk production (pounds per day)
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Hay for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day)
Critical issues right now:


Data table

PaddockDry matter yieldPlant typeAcresTons of feed in paddock
1776Cool season8.0003.1
91,103Cool season9.0005.0
B11,131Cool season10.0005.7
D61,202Cool season6.0003.6
B21,261Cool season10.0006.3
121,287Cool season22.00014.2
furrow strip11,301Cool season10.0006.5
road field1,344Cool season9.0006.0
21,344Cool season14.0009.4
111,425Cool season14.00010.0
C51,450Cool season12.0008.7
A41,453Cool season14.00010.2
71,472Cool season9.0006.6
81,472Cool season9.0006.6
C21,500Cool season12.0009.0
B41,543Cool season10.0007.7
C11,543Cool season10.0007.7
41,571Cool season12.0009.4
51,571Cool season40.00031.4
A21,642Cool season10.0008.2
spring strip11,727Cool season9.0007.8
101,727Cool season8.0006.9
A31,756Cool season15.00013.2
A11,898Cool season9.0008.5
32,160Cool season28.00030.2
C62,295Cool season8.0009.2