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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Cafourek Farm grazing wedge: 05/07/2012

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Too mature > 3,500 Within target Overgrazed < 2,200 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) 34
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 4,742 Ideal: 3,500
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,222 Ideal: 2,200
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 3,019 Ideal: 2,850
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 28.0
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: NO RAIN VERY DRY


Data table

PaddockDry matter yieldPlant typeAcresTons of feed in paddock
Dan Top2,222Cool season13.50015.0
Chloe 132,404Cool season5.0006.0
Dans Middle2,600Cool season7.0009.1
Dan 22,656Cool season13.00017.3
Dans Top2,768Cool season7.0009.7
Dan2,782Cool season6.0008.3
Dan 32,834Cool season22.00031.2
Dan Bottom2,836Cool season13.60019.3
32,866Cool season11.00015.8
302,936Cool season11.00016.1
Darky2,950Cool season14.00020.7
293,524Cool season21.00037.0
Dan14,146Cool season3.7007.7
Grandma4,742Cool season3.7008.8