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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High Ridge Farm grazing wedge: 02/09/2017

1300 1600 2000 2600
Too mature > 2,600 Within target Overgrazed < 1,350 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) 150
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,067 Ideal: 2,600
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,633 Ideal: 1,350
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,875 Ideal: 1,975
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 56.0
Milk production (pounds per day) 30
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 23
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 100
Hay for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day) 50
Grain for dry cows (Pounds per cow per day) 25
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Data table

PaddockDry matter yieldPlant typeAcresTons of feed in paddock
"I'm finally done."1,300Cool season4026.0
A21,600Cool season5040.0
A32,000Warm season6060.0
A42,600Warm season7091.0