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Quickly Estimate Pounds of Dry Matter in Pasture

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Comments Off on Quickly Estimate Pounds of Dry Matter in Pasture

The Grass Whisperer has built up a healthy stockpile for some good winter grazing. Here he shows how he estimates what he’s got to help him with his planned grazing.

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Estimating how much forage you have available in a pasture is easy when you’ve got a good grazing stick.  Here I show you how to use one.  If you don’t have a grazing stick already, here’s a link to places you can find one!   Remember that different areas require different measurement sticks.

Here are links to all the articles in this series by Troy:

So Ya Got a Blank Grazing Chart. Now What? 10/21/2013

Setting Goals for Your Blank Grazing Chart, 10/28/2013

Creating Your Grazing Chart, Mapping Your Pastures, 11/11/2013

Your Grazing Chart – Figuring Animal Needs, 11/18/2013

Quickly Estimate Pounds of Dry Matter in Pasture, 11/25/2013


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Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is an accomplished professional grazier of 27 years, grasslands advocate and media guy who owns and manages Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY with his understanding wife, daughters and parents. Their certified organic custom grazing operation raises dairy heifers, grass-finished beef and backgrounds feeder cattle on 180 acres of owned and leased organic native pastures. The whisperer routinely asks customers, Is there any grass in the animal products you buy? Beef grazed on the farm has been served at President Obama’s inaugural dinners, restaurants and to diners as far away as Japan. Troy also works for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist and is a free-lance writer, maintaining a website presence at www.thegrasswhisperer.com


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