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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Foremost Grazing grazing wedge: 04/25/2017

1565 1865 2065 2265 2640 3065 3240 3315 3840 4140 4240 4615 4940 5115
Too mature > 3,000 Within target Overgrazed < 1,600 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) 31
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 4,890 Ideal: 3,000
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,832 Ideal: 1,600
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 3,351 Ideal: 2,300
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 20.0
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
531,565Cool season2.0001.6
221,865Cool season2.0001.9
542,065Cool season1.0001.0
232,265Cool season2.0002.3
242,640Cool season1.0001.3
213,065Cool season2.0003.1
423,240Cool season2.0003.2
323,315Cool season2.0003.3
523,840Cool season1.0001.9
414,140Cool season2.0004.1
514,240Cool season2.0004.2
434,615Cool season1.0002.3
314,940Cool season2.0004.9
335,115Cool season1.0002.6