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: 06/08/2017

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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) 57
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 3,429 Ideal: 3,000
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,377 Ideal: 1,600
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,460 Ideal: 2,300
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 20.0
Milk production (pounds per day) 55
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 8
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
211,350Cool season2.001.4
421,380Cool season2.001.4
321,400Cool season2.001.4
521,580Cool season1.000.8
531,894Cool season2.001.9
612,055Cool season1.802.1
222,194Cool season2.002.2
652,267Cool season1.802.3
662,361Cool season1.802.4
432,411Cool season1.001.2
332,526Cool season1.001.3
232,622Cool season2.002.6
542,695Cool season1.001.3
242,955Cool season1.001.5
313,047Cool season2.003.0
413,081Cool season2.003.1
513,101Cool season2.003.1
643,150Cool season1.201.6
623,461Cool season1.803.5
633,676Cool season1.503.7