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Determining Pasture Yield

Additional pasture information via the Forage Information System (FIS)

How the Rising Plate Meter works



  • The accumulative pasture meter is connected to the rod by a gear.
  • The weighted disc slides on the rod as it’s pushed into the sward.
  • The rod makes the accumulative pasture counter spin by turning the gear as the rod is pushed into the sward.
  • When the rod is pushed into the forage the plants need to exert a force enough to sustain the disc.
  • The greater the pasture meter number the greater the yield.
  • The pasture meter number correlates with the forage bulk density.