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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Second try grazing wedge: 05/29/2017

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Too mature > 3,000 Within target Overgrazed < 1,300 Target cover line

Summary of key indicators for grazing management and animal performance
Livestock class Dairy Milking
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 59
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,698 Ideal: 3,000
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,370 Ideal: 1,300
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,028 Ideal: 2,150
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 30.0
Milk production (pounds per day) 50
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 5
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
21,000Cool season6.0003.0
31,300Cool season5.0003.3
north1,810Cool season6.0005.4
51,925Cool season5.0004.8
west1,960Cool season5.0004.9
42,025Cool season6.0006.1
east2,160Cool season6.0006.5
middle2,410Cool season6.0007.2
south2,510Cool season5.0006.3
13,175Cool season5.0007.9