Livestock

Agriculture Victoria to run autumn pasture recovery webinar

By Rodney Woods

Information and practical tips on autumn pasture recovery will be delivered by Agriculture Victoria pasture specialist Fiona Baker during a webinar/phone seminar being held on May 13.

“Our pastures are an investment, and in many cases are ‘recoverable’, despite many years of moisture stress and/or fire damage in some areas,” Ms Baker said.

With 21 years’ experience delivering in the areas of nutrient management, grazing systems, cattle nutrition and feed budgeting, as well as running a south Gippsland dairy farm with her husband, Ms Baker will share her insights into how producers can get their pastures to thrive.

During the event, Ms Baker will cover a range of topics including:

● How to determine if pastures are ready for grazing;

● How long to leave stock in the paddock;

● The type of grazing strategy producers should be aiming for;

● How much rest to give a pasture after grazing;

● The specific signs producers should be looking for to determine if their pasture is recoverable.

The ‘Grazing tactics for autumn management’ webinar/phone seminar will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, May 13.

To register, visit: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/b3b3f2

For more information, email Tess McDougall at tess.mcdougall@agriculture.vic.gov.au or phone 0409 841 492.