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 Risser grazing wedge: 06/13/2017

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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) 51
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,613 Ideal: 2,750
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,263 Ideal: 1,100
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,768 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
171,000Cool season3.001.5
161,390Cool season3.002.1
101,400Cool season2.001.4
181,480Cool season3.002.2
41,490Cool season4.003.0
51,490Cool season5.704.5
211,500Cool season0.800.8
91,500Cool season2.001.5
111,520Cool season2.001.5
131,520Cool season3.002.3
141,550Cool season3.002.3
11,570Cool season5.003.9
1111,600Cool season2.001.6
61,670Cool season3.503.3
191,740Cool season3.002.6
151,760Cool season3.002.6
1011,850Cool season2.001.9
81,980Cool season2.002.0
122,000Cool season3.003.0
22,020Cool season4.004.0
912,100Cool season2.002.1
812,230Cool season2.002.2
72,400Cool season4.004.8
202,480Cool season0.801.2
32,960Cool season4.005.9