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Pasture Management Workshop

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$10 – $20
beef cattle in a pasture

At the end of this training you will…

  • Understand basic concepts of pasture forage production
  • Understand how to manage the pasture to meet your animal’s nutritional needs
  • Be familiar with fencing choices, water systems, lane placement and basic paddock layout
  • Know the livestock carrying capacity of your farm
  • Be able to estimate paddock size for your desired grazing period
  • Be able to calculate stocking rate and stocking density

And, you will have …

  • A soil map of your farm along with estimates of your pasture annual forage production potential
  • Two large aerial maps of your farm
  • A resource booklet
  • A pasture stick

Agenda:

9:30 – Registration and coffee
10:00 – Basics of Grazing Management – Rich Toebe, CCE Delaware & Dan Flaherty, NRCS
Rich and Dan will explain the benefits of grazing and go into some detail on how pasture
plants grow, how plants respond to grazing, how to manage your pasture forage to meet the
needs of livestock, and explain how to develop your grazing system into a functioning
ecosystem that benefits plant, animal, and farmer
11:00 –The Mechanics of Grazing – Ben Hepler, CCE Delaware & Dan Vredenburgh, Watershed Ag Program
Ben and Dan will cover what you need to make your grazing system work– including
fencing, water systems, laneways, and other tools to make your grazing system time
efficient and easy to manage.
12:00– Lunch
1:00 – Understanding the Production Potential of Your Farm
Together we will work through a series of worksheets to calculate your stocking rate,
stocking density, paddock sizes, numbers of livestock, daily forage dry matter needs. We
will also go through your soils map and forage production ratings

2:00 – Putting it all together—Making a Grazing plan for your farm
At this point you will create a map of your farm showing paddocks with acreage estimates,
lanes, fence locations & types, and watering points
3:00 – Adjourn

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Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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Venue

Delhi Fire Hall
140 Delview Terrace
Delhi, NY 13753