Nuts and bolts of grazing workshops

We are running a series of two-day workshops to give farmers the nuts and bolts around good grazing management.

Consultant Lisa Warn will be the presenter, bringing with her extensive experience and knowledge from her whole farm consultancy service.

“Good grazing management is all about optimising conversion of pastures into livestock products at the least cost, while protecting the pasture base and soil.

“It is also about having flexibility to be able to respond to variable seasonal conditions,” she said.

“This workshop will provide producers with the skills and tools to allow them to make better decisions about seasonal management of pastures and stock, to improve productivity and manage risk.

“It will also cover practical tips on setting up and managing a rotational grazing system.”

Ms Warn said the workshops will have a whole farm focus and topics include:

  • The principles of grazing management and balancing the needs of pasture and livestock
  • The effects of different grazing systems on pasture growth, composition, persistence ground cover and livestock performance
  • Manipulating pasture composition with grazing
  • Management of specific species (eg native grasses, lucerne, phalaris, annuals) relevant to the region
  • Simple tools and benchmarks to help you plan and manage your grazing system.

Three two-day workshops will be held at:

Boort/Gredgwin

Date Address Registration
Day 1

Tues 28 May

Boort Resources and Information Centre

1190121 Godfrey St, Boort

Register
Day 2

Tues 25 June

Gredgwin Ridge

2085 Boort-Quambatook Road, Gredgwin

Elmore

Date Address Registration
Day 1

Wed 29 May

Elmore Events Centre

48 Rosaia Road, Elmore

Register
Day 2

Wed 26 June

Farm visit (venue to be advised)

Newstead /Maryborough

Date Address Registration
Day 1

Fri 31 May

Newstead Community Centre

9 Lyons Street, Newstead

Register
Day 2

Fri 28 June

Farm visit (venue to be advised)

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