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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Rolling Acres grazing wedge: 05/08/2017

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Too mature > 1,000 Within target Overgrazed < 2,750 Target cover line

Summary of key indicators for grazing management and animal performance
Livestock class 0
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 640
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,800 Ideal: 1,000
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 900 Ideal: 2,750
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,094 Ideal: 1,875
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)
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Data table

PaddockDry matter yieldPlant typeAcresTons of feed in paddock
1950Cool season5.0002.4
141,250Cool season8.0005.0
101,350Cool season4.0002.7
111,700Cool season5.0004.3
161,700Cool season5.0004.3
51,750Cool season6.0205.3
71,800Cool season6.4505.8
151,800Cool season5.0004.5
241,875Cool season4.0003.8
221,900Cool season6.0305.7
301,975Cool season4.0004.0
62,000Cool season5.0005.0
92,050Cool season6.2006.4
212,100Cool season5.2105.5
282,100Cool season5.0805.3
122,100Cool season5.0005.3
82,150Cool season5.0505.4
272,200Cool season5.8506.4
262,250Cool season6.0406.8
132,250Cool season5.0005.6
42,275Cool season5.5306.3
172,300Cool season5.0005.8
202,350Cool season4.0004.7
22,450Cool season5.0006.1
312,475Cool season4.0005.0
32,500Cool season6.6408.3
252,550Cool season4.7806.1
292,575Cool season5.2606.8
232,600Cool season5.3406.9
182,850Cool season6.0008.6
193,000Cool season5.0007.5