We’re running a series of one-day workshops in Euroa, Rutherglen and Cudgewa to assist farmers to balance the needs of pasture and livestock for 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 (e.g. native grasses, lucerne, phalaris, annuals) relevant to the region
- Simple tools and benchmarks to help you plan and manage your grazing system.
One-day pasture management workshops
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|Euroa||Thur 13 June|
Euroa Bowls Club
1 Turnbull Street, Euroa