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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Northeast Indiana Pasture grazing wedge: 08/28/2017

1578 2084 2619 2625 2715 2822 2986 3369 3386 3437 3437 3736 3877 4181 4181 4181 4181 4350
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 Heifer
Growth rate (pounds of dry matter accumulation per acre per day) 162
Pre-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 4,237 Ideal: 2,600
Post-grazing cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 2,094 Ideal: 1,350
Average pasture cover (pounds DM/acre) Actual: 3,319 Ideal: 1,975
Rotation length (days until cows return to given paddock) 57
Milk production (pounds per day)
Hay for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day)
Grain for milking herd (Pounds per cow per day) 4
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
7.11,578Cool season2.301.6
2.22,084Warm season1.451.0
9.22,619Cool season0.601.3
7.22,625Cool season0.601.3
9.12,715Cool season0.801.4
4.12,822Cool season2.002.8
3.22,986Cool season2.003.0
83,369Cool season2.003.4
2.13,386Warm season1.451.7
6.13,437Cool season2.003.4
6.23,437Cool season0.901.7
53,736Cool season2.805.6
3.1 3,877Warm season0.901.9
1.14,181Warm season0.502.1
1.24,181Warm season0.502.1
1.34,181Warm season0.502.1
1.44,181Warm season1.402.1
4.24,350Cool season0.902.2