Livestock and Forages

Measuring forage mass on pastures to adjust stocking rate

Clemson Extension Program Team

Livestock and Forages team

Publication Date

Fall 10-25-2023

Publication Number

LGP 1162


Grazing management practices play an important role in forage production and quality, and on sustainability of forage systems. Measuring forage mass allows for proper adjustments to the forage management plan, which will directly impact animal performance and forage stand longevity over time.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Beginning farmers; experienced farmers; forage producers; livestock producers.

Previous Versions

May 13 2022