Grazing Land Management EDGE workshop | Paraburdoo, WA

12 Nov 2018 08:30AM - 13 Nov 2018 05:00PM

Cattle Cattle
Sheep Sheep
Goat Goat

Location

Rocklea Palms Village, Ashburton Ave, Paraburdoo

Price

$1,250pp* + GST / One person from a business or $1,000pp + GST / Two or more people from same business. *Beef producers are eligible for discount of $250 (per business) thanks to the generous support of DPIRD Northern Beef Development.

Grazing land management EDGE is a three-day workshop (12 - 13 Nov plus follow-up session) to give you a thorough understanding of the grazing land environment in which you operate. It will provide you with knowledge to strategically manage your grazing business, so you can optimise your land condition and productivity in the long term.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • better understand the connection between land condition, pasture growth and animal production
  • allow for climate variability when planning livestock management
  • recognise the dominant land types in your region and on your property
  • make realistic carrying capacity estimates based on the mix of land types, condition of these land types and grazing distribution within paddocks
  • choose appropriate tools and strategies to improve land condition and carrying capacities.

What you will learn:

  • environmental regulators of pasture growth and quality
  • local seasonal pasture growth patterns and key management dates
  • the role of fire, sown pastures and weed management in healthy, productive grazing systems
  • characteristics of dominant local land types and their productive potential
  • how to assess land condition and how this impacts on carrying capacity
  • when and how to use pasture spelling
  • how to assess long-term carrying capacity of paddocks and properties
  • account for grazing distribution when assessing paddock carrying capacity
  • forage budgeting to manage variation in pasture on offer.

Deliverers: Jill Alexander (Applied Ag) and Kath Ryan (DPIRD)

Download the flyer here.

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