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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Indiana grazing wedge: 04/12/2017

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Too mature > 2,750 Within target Overgrazed < 1,100 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) 0
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,600 Ideal: 2,750
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 0 Ideal: 1,100
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,007 Ideal: 1,925
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
10Cool Season  
60Cool Season  
70Cool Season  
80Cool Season  
180Cool Season  
25960Cool Season  
271,000Cool Season  
221,020Cool Season  
291,040Cool Season  
241,060Cool Season  
31,100Cool Season  
41,100Cool Season  
91,120Cool Season  
231,120Cool Season  
171,130Cool Season  
281,130Cool Season  
131,130Cool Season  
161,160Cool Season  
211,160Cool Season  
151,200Cool Season  
111,210Cool Season  
261,210Cool Season  
51,250Cool Season  
191,340Cool Season  
21,380Cool Season  
121,390Cool Season  
201,430Cool Season  
101,430Cool Season  
301,530Cool Season  
141,600Cool Season