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Pasture is a cheap and affordable source of roughage for dairy cows. Pasture can be developed from different grass varieties such as Kikuyu grass. Proper pasture management entails having clean fields, fertilisation and utilisation. The focus here is pasture utilisation. When cutting grass pasture, three desired stages are observed. Stage 1 shows a clean field that has been cut or mowed. It is however heavily cut and this will have a consequence of slower regrowth. Stage 2 shows the recommended level to which grass should be cut. This will then allow faster regrowth. Stage 3 The grass here is at the right level of cutting as allowing it to grow beyond this point lowers the nutrient level of grass. When pasture is not well managed, it will be as in 4 .