Estimating carrying capacity

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Use this recording sheet for estimating carrying capacity and calculating DSE days per hectare.

A

B

C

Paddock Name:

Length of sides of area to feed 1 DSE for 1 day (metres)

Area of square (m2)

DSE Days per ha = (10,000 ÷ B)

Example

10 x 12

120

83

Land type: describe major plant species

Estimate 1

Estimate 2

Estimate 3

Average

 

Land type:

Estimate 1

Estimate 2

Estimate 3

Average

 

Land type:

Estimate 1

Estimate 2

Estimate 3

Average