A Little Grazing Math
Simple equations to ease your way
Forage dry matter (DM) availability can quickly be estimated on a per acre basis using a USDA NRCS “Grazing Stick”.
- Contact information for where you can get one for your state
- A simple tutorial on using a grazing stick
- If a stick isn’t easy to come by, a quick Google search will point you to the many other estimation methods.
Temporary grazing paddocks can then be constructed using electrified polywire and tread-in posts that contain the appropriate amount of forage dry matter needed to support the stock density desired.