Grass+ Section 5 - Managing Your Grazing

Published 13 December 11

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Managing Your Grazing

  • Preparing for grazing
  • Deciding the length of the rotation
  • Planning for critical times of sward availability
  • Calculating the number of feeds from a field
  • Calculating the actual forage supplied

Objective: To cater for rapid changes in sward quality and quantity with a flexible grazing approach.

Challenge: Walk and assess swards at least once a week. Achieve a 10% increase in days of consistent quality pasture supply this year, together with a 0.5 t/cow increase in utilised pasture DM intake.

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