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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Northeast Indiana Pasture grazing wedge: 10/16/2017

1449 1449 1449 1449 1689 1847 2467 2546 2772 3065 3076 3403 3437 3516 3566 3764 3882 5946
Too mature > 2,600 Within target Overgrazed < 1,350 Target cover line

Summary of key indicators for grazing management and animal performance
Livestock class Dairy Heifer
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 42
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 4,531 Ideal: 2,600
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,449 Ideal: 1,350
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,821 Ideal: 1,975
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 37.0
Milk production (pounds per day)
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 4
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
1.11,449Cool season0.5000.4
1.21,449Cool season0.5000.4
1.31,449Cool season0.5000.4
1.41,449Cool season1.4001.0
6.21,689Cool season0.9000.8
81,847Cool season2.0001.8
9.12,467Cool season0.8001.0
6.12,546Cool season2.0002.5
9.22,772Cool season0.6000.8
53,065Cool season2.8004.3
2.13,076Cool season1.4502.2
4.13,403Cool season2.0003.4
7.23,437Cool season0.6001.0
3.23,516Cool season2.0003.5
7.13,566Cool season2.3004.1
4.23,764Cool season0.9001.7
2.23,882Warm season1.4502.8
3.1 5,946Warm season0.9002.7