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 season28.0007.7
5550Warm season12.0003.3
101,100Warm season10.0005.5
11,100Warm season10.0005.5
111,500Cool season12.0009.0
291,500Cool season9.0006.8
121,571Cool season10.0007.9
141,656Cool season6.0005.0
131,713Cool season8.0006.9
172,040Cool season14.00014.3
312,168Cool season9.0009.8
182,253Cool season14.00015.8
52,281Cool season9.00010.3
302,452Cool season9.00011.0
32,494Cool season9.00011.2
62,608Cool season14.00018.3
82,660Cool season10.00013.3
92,679Cool season10.00013.4
62,721Warm season40.00054.4
162,721Cool season8.00010.9
152,736Cool season8.00010.9
282,807Cool season9.00012.6
42,863Cool season9.00012.9
193,034Cool season22.00033.4
323,105Cool season9.00014.0
74,000Cool season14.00028.0