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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Brown's Farm grazing wedge: 05/04/2009

550 550 1100 1100 1500 1500 1571 1656 1713 2040 2168 2253 2281 2452 2494 2608 2660 2679 2721 2721 2736 2807 2863 3034 3105 4000
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) 64
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 4,000 Ideal: 2,750
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 550 Ideal: 1,100
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,187 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
46550Warm season287.7
5550Warm season123.3
101,100Warm season105.5
11,100Warm season105.5
111,500Cool season129.0
291,500Cool season96.8
121,571Cool season107.9
141,656Cool season65.0
131,713Cool season86.9
172,040Cool season1414.3
312,168Cool season99.8
182,253Cool season1415.8
52,281Cool season910.3
302,452Cool season911.0
32,494Cool season911.2
62,608Cool season1418.3
82,660Cool season1013.3
92,679Cool season1013.4
62,721Warm season4054.4
162,721Cool season810.9
152,736Cool season810.9
282,807Cool season912.6
42,863Cool season912.9
193,034Cool season2233.4
323,105Cool season914.0
74,000Cool season1428.0