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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Indiana grazing wedge: 08/07/2017

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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) 61
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 3,280 Ideal: 2,750
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 1,367 Ideal: 1,100
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,115 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
1900Cool season3.001.4
71,570Cool season2.502.4
281,630Cool season2.502.4
251,740Cool season3.503.5
41,780Cool season3.002.7
161,780Cool season2.752.7
111,830Cool season2.502.7
261,840Cool season2.752.8
141,860Cool season2.752.8
101,880Cool season2.502.8
131,940Cool season2.001.9
121,970Cool season2.503.0
231,980Cool season2.503.0
221,990Cool season4.004.0
212,040Cool season2.753.1
52,080Cool season3.003.1
202,090Cool season2.753.1
272,190Cool season3.504.4
192,290Cool season2.753.4
152,290Cool season2.753.4
292,300Cool season2.503.5
62,330Cool season3.003.5
172,340Cool season2.503.5
182,340Cool season3.504.7
242,390Cool season3.504.8
22,620Cool season3.003.9
32,690Cool season3.004.0
94,530Cool season5.0011.3