Managing your pasture in dry conditions

Managing your pasture in dry conditions

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02-Oct-2014

With South East Queensland officially drought declared as of August 2014, many graziers are confronted with the difficult challenge of ensuring their stock have access to suitable nutrition in the months ahead.

Landholders are invited to come and hear the latest advice about managing their pastures and stock nutrition during the dry season at the next Beaudesert Landcare field day on October 22nd.

Beaudesert Landcare are holding the event in partnership with the not-for-profit group SEQ Catchments, Croftby Community Group, the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council as part of an ongoing series of field days to assist the sustainability of the local grazing community. 
 
Colin Hastie from SEQ Catchments said that Damien O’Sullivan and Roger Sneath from the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will be the guest speakers on the day.

“Roger and Damien will be covering a variety of topics including the use of climate outlooks to help you plan ahead, best methods for managing your pastures and information about animal nutrition and supplement requirements,” he said.

“To suit the season, the advice will cover nutritional strategies for cows and calves, including information on late pregnancy, early lactation and early weaning as methods to help you manage the arrival of new calves.”

“However, the advice will be just as relevant to whatever style of grazing enterprise you are running, with a focus on meeting the needs of your stock while looking after your pastures and property.” 

All landholders are invited to the workshop on Wednesday 22nd October which will be held at Rathdowney Hall, 87 Collins St, from 9.30am - 2.30pm and will include a paddock walk at a nearby grazing property. 

Please wear appropriate shoes and sunsmart clothing. Please RSVP to Colin Hastie, 0457 109 122, chastie@seqcatchments,com.au. 

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