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Livestock Grazing & Stocking Rates

By December 10, 2019July 14th, 2020No Comments

Livestock Grazing & Stocking Rates

With an array of highly palatable forage species in our arsenal, we can design a mixture that will provide premium quality forage to your animals throughout year. To best determine the quantity and quality of the forage, we suggest taking a forage sample. We have a detailed publication on our website with instructions on how to properly collect a forage sample from the field. To access this link as well as other helpful information, go to www.greencoverseed.com/classroom/forage

 

Cool Season Forage Livestock Carrying Capacity With 50% Grazing Utilization
Dry Matter Tons/Acre AUD*/Acre AUM**/Acre CCUD†/Acre CCUM††/Acre
1.5 58 1.92 38 1.28
2.5 96 3.21 64 2.14
3.5 135 4.49 90 2.99
Warm Season Forage Livestock Carrying Capacity With 50% Grazing Utilization
Dry Matter Tons/Acre AUD*/Acre AUM**/Acre CCUD†/Acre CCUM††/Acre
2 77 2.56 51 1.71
3 115 3.85 77 2.56
4 154 5.13 103 3.42
5 192 6.41 128 4.27
*AUD (Animal Unit Days) – Number of days a 1000# animal can graze

**AUM (Animal Unit Months) – Number of months a 1000# animal can graze

†CCUD (Cow-Calf Unit Days) – Number of days a cow-calf pair can graze

††CCUM (Cow-Calf Unit Months) – Number of months a cow-calf pair can graze

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