Monday, November 26, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
This day-long school opens with a morning session focused on creating a solid understanding of the basic principles of good grazing management systems. Please note this session is the only workshop being held at this time, concurrent with our Study Tours, off-site.
Full Day Grazing School Workshop Description: The morning portion of this workshop will focus on creating a solid understanding of the basic principles of good grazing management systems. Starting first from the plants perspective, we will look at the needs of perennial pasture plants and how to meet those needs by following the grazing guidelines. From there we will do some group exercises and practice to learn how to measure the amount of feed in a pasture, calculate paddock sizes, stocking densities, stocking rates and understand what the ideal number of acres for a flock or herd is. We will then look at some real on-farm examples to practice and learn more about perennial plant anatomy and physiology.