Holistic Planned Grazing – Online (March)
March 3, 2023
Online course with 3LM / The Savory Institute
8 X Fridays, from 3rd March to 28th April 2023
- 9:30am to 12:30pm each Friday morning for 8 weeks
- Cost: €200 for NOTS participants
NOTE: Funding for this course is only open to participants in Ireland who have previously completed the 3LM Holistic Management Fundamentals course (either online or in person).
Holistic Planned Grazing caters for all the many variables that are commonly left out of grazing planning, such as: erratic weather, different types or classes of livestock, grazing through croplands, orchards, vineyards, wildlife needs, and family needs (such as vacations), and much more.
The focus in this course is on learning the fundamental concepts and the planning process because once they are understood any situation, no matter how complex, becomes relatively easy to plan.
You will fully develop a growing season plan, using a case study provided by the educator, and will preview the steps involved in creating a non-growing season plan.
Course Modules / Topics include:
- The Fundamentals of Holistic Planned Grazing
- Holistic decision making and how it relates to Holistic Planned Grazing
- Why plan your grazing?
- Measuring forage utilization – in animal days
- Grazing, overgrazing, and growth rates
- Grazing periods and recovery periods
- Time, density, and paddock numbers
- Forage and drought reserves
- Determining correct stocking rates
- The critical non- or slow-growing season
- Managing a drought
- Watering large herds
- Creating herd effect
- Single vs. multiple herds
- Wild grazers and browsers
- Matching animal cycles to land cycles
- Pests, parasites, and other challenge
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