Grazing fundamentals EDGE Workshop in Alice Springs last week of May

The Northern Territory Government is offering a MLA EDGE Network Grazing fundamentals workshop in Alice Springs in the last week of May (exact date TBA but its looking like the 28th, 29th or 30th). The workshop is one day and is designed to give you a broad understanding of the components of the grazing production system and the core, evidence-based principles behind optimising grazing land productivity.

The workshop will be run by Dionne Walsh, the Rangeland Program Manager for Department of Primary Industry and Resources. Dionne has lived and worked in the Northern Territory for 18 years and spent the first six years of that in the Alice Springs district with the Centralian Land Management Association (CLMA).

The workshop covers practical skills such as interpreting your climate records and how they influence the feed supply, what land types you have and how much grass grows on them in different seasons and land condition, as well as interactions between the feed supply and livestock productivity. The workshop also discusses the pros and cons of different grazing approaches and is a great way of hearing how other producers manage grazing. As a participant you will take away skills in forage budgeting and grazing planning as well as land type maps of your property. See the information flyer PDF (429.6 KB) for more information.

The cost for pastoralists is $825 for the first person from the business and $550 for subsequent people from the same business.

To register contact Meg Humphrys or Dionne Walsh.

Last updated: 10 April 2019

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