Livestock owners invited to workshop

Livestock owners invited to workshop

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26-Apr-2013

Upcoming one day pasture management workshops at Toogoolawah and Fernvale in May will demonstrate that livestock owners can have their beef and environment too.

Dexter Cattle Photo: Flickr, Just Chaos


Otherwise known as the ‘Stocktake’ package, this workshop will step you through the concepts of land condition monitoring, forage budgeting and grazing management.
 
Keeping your land and pastures in good condition is the key to maximising beef production, maintaining healthy cattle and running a more profitable grazing business.
 
Hosted by not-for-profit group, SEQ Catchments, these one-day practical training workshops are being offered at a highly subsidised rate of $50 per grazing business.

  • Fernvale: Tuesday 7th May, Fernvale Futures Centre, Brisbane Valley Highway 
  • Toogoolowah: Wednesday 8th May, Toogoolowah Gold Club, Annette Street
Attendees will be provided with easy to understand information on how to: 

  • Assess land condition
  • Identify different land types
  • Determine carrying capacity
  • Calculate seasonal forage budgets
  • Record and store monitoring data
  • Identify further training opportunities
The day also includes an interactive field session on a local paddock, looking at different pastures and how to monitor and manage them.
SEQ Catchments Community Partnership Manager Ross Bigwood, is hopeful cattle producers of all levels of experience will benefit from attending this workshop.
 
“Hosting this type of workshop will also allow landholders to share their experiences and compare notes on key issues such as types of suitable grass, stocking rates and weed control ,’’ Ross said.
 
Morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. Please RSVP Ross Bigwood.ph 0427 013 284, or email rbigwood@seqcatchments.com.au

The workshop is funded by the Queensland Government and the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Program.

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