Tactical grazing management workshop offers plenty to local landholders

Landholders have a great opportunity to be informed of the principles of tactical grazing management at an upcoming two-day workshop, where they will also be encouraged to share their own knowledge and experience.

The workshop, which is being run by Western Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries, is being held at “Curragh”, 40 km north of Oxley on 9 and 10 September.

Over the two days the participants will cover the principles of tactical grazing management, including pasture and livestock production, and planning for changing seasonal conditions.

Skills obtained from attending the workshop include:

  • measuring groundcover
  • estimating the amount of forage and determining stocking rates
  • estimating the digestibility of feed
  • judging how well animal requirements are being met
  • identifying key pasture species
  • monitoring utilisation level of key perennial plant species
  • estimating shrub cover and the impact on potential pasture growth
  • assessing livestock — fat scoring sheep
  • setting up a long-term monitoring system.

Registrations are essential and are due by 31 August to Senior Land Services Officer, Tanisha Shields on 0447 642 131 or email.

Places are limited so register early to secure your spot. Tanisha can also provide directions and details about accommodation at the host property, as well as any other information on the workshop.

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

COVID-19 considerations

This workshop will go ahead under conditions that adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines. Information on what is expected from participants will be provided to those that register.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.

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