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All you need to know about Pasture and Grazing Management

A three day 'one stop shop' workshop on Pasture and Grazing Management for local producers is being offered by the Greater Sydney Local Land Services (LLS) over commencing Monday 12 May.

This extremely popular and well renowned 3-day course will help landholders increase the productivity of their grazing businesses through improved pasture and grazing management, soil fertility, water-use and animal feeding strategies.

The workshop will be presented by pasture and grazing experts Judi Earl and Lewis Kahn from Agricultural Information and Monitoring Service (AIMS).

Carolyn Jenkinson, Senior Land Services Officer from LLS said she is excited about engaging the services of true professionals to run this course, as participants will learn simple, quick and effective ways to monitor their pasture, and will be given the opportunity to explore how this valuable information will improve their grazing business.

"We have held this course in other parts of the region where the feedback from landholders has been very positive."

"The combined research and practical backgrounds of both presenters will provide local landholders with the opportunity to hear about the latest science and how this can be implemented on their properties" said Ms Jenkinson.

The workshop will cover the following:

Monday 12 May – Pasture and grazing management

Monday 19 May – Feed budgeting and supplementary feeding

Monday 26 May – Grazing planning

Participants will also received up to two free soil tests per farm and will be expected to collect a soil sample for LLS staff to process the soil for testing.

To register online go to http://hunterlls.wufoo.eu/forms/aims-workshops/ or contact Carolyn Jenkinson on 02 4352 5113 or email carolyn.jenkinson@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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