The Art and Science of Grazing

Optimizing pasture and livestock health
12 Aug 2016
12:00-3:30pm

The Art and Science of Grazing

Learn basic principles of good grazing management systems, from the perspective of the plants and the livestock. Using examples of real farm grazing systems, we will cover fencing, water systems, lanes, paddock sizing and acreage requirements. Understand how to use different stocking densities, pre and post grazing heights, length of rest periods, different plant species and grazing techniques to improve pasture and strategies to maximize dry matter intake from pasture. We will illustrate how to observe and monitor pastures and livestock to better understand if our grazing systems are working the way we want them to.