Tools for Calculating Forage Availability - Fall Grazing Pasture Walk

Event Details


October 6, 2023


12pm - 3pm


Birds-All Farm
3642 Worden Road
Canaseraga, NY 14822


Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Join us for an interactive pasture walk focused on tools to assist you in calculating forage availability to match livestock needs and paddock size.

  • Farm owners, Kim and Janice, will share knowledge gained through their experience managing a grazing dairy and leasing pastures for beef stocker cattle. They are currently using a Plate Meter as an additional tool for estimating forage in their paddocks.
  • Hear from Zan McKenna, Eastern NY Coordinator for the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, as she demonstrates the use of PaddockTrac. This innovative tool provides faster data collection and consistent estimates.
  • Camila Lage, SWNY Dairy Management Specialist, will cover a hand clipping technique which may be a value particularly for beginning graziers that have not yet developed and eye for estimating forage.
  • The Grazing Stick, provided by NRCS, will also be available for beginner graziers. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County, will introduce this tool.

Hotdogs, chips, and beverages provided. Please bring a lawn chair and a dish to pass.

Please wear clean boots! Disposable boots will be available.

Registration not required however preferred to help us with lunch plans.

Contact Lynn Bliven at or 585.268.7644 ext. 18 to register.

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