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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Spring River grazing wedge: 07/05/2010

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Too mature > 2,350 Within target Overgrazed < 1,350 Target cover line

Summary of key indicators for grazing management and animal performance
Livestock class
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 45
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,960 Ideal: 2,350
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,646 Ideal: 1,350
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,185 Ideal: 1,850
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 20
Milk production (pounds per day) 34
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 7
Hay for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day)
Critical issues right now: Corn silage 10#

 

Data table

PaddockDry matter yieldPlant typeAcresTons of feed in paddock
N51,646Cool season6.65.8
N191,700Cool season5.75.1
60-11,754Cool season5.95.3
N201,780Cool season5.85.3
S101,780Cool season6.15.3
60-121,809Cool season5.04.5
S51,834Cool season4.94.6
61,834Cool season5.44.6
60-131,861Cool season5.44.7
S41,888Cool season4.64.7
N211,914Cool season6.35.7
60-101,914Cool season5.04.8
N21,941Cool season3.32.9
11,941Cool season4.64.9
60-111,968Cool season5.14.9
60-141,968Cool season8.07.9
101,995Cool season6.26.0
S132,048Cool season7.7.2
S92,048Cool season4.95.1
N32,048Cool season4.85.1
82,095Cool season6.57.3
12,156Cool season4.95.4
S62,236Cool season6.16.7
S162,236Cool season10.512.3
S72,236Cool season8.910.1
92,236Cool season6.57.8
N42,290Cool season5.35.7
52,343Cool season5.45.9
60-32,347Cool season5.87.0
S122,397Cool season1315.6
92,424Cool season6.88.5
32,424Cool season7.69.7
S152,477Cool season5.16.2
60-22,477Cool season7.8.7
22,504Cool season8.410.0
72,531Cool season5.97.6
S112,611Cool season12.717.0
S142,692Cool season5.6.7
N72,772Cool season5.98.3
S12,772Cool season6.38.3
42,879Cool season7.711.5
S82,960Cool season8.411.8