Do you need to know more about pastures? Find out what’s in your paddocks. Understand options for managing grazing and stock.
The Small Farms Network is offering PROGRAZE for people grazing stock in the Capital Region. This course will begin in February 2017 and run for approximately 10 months with eight half-day workshops held on local farms.
This course provides skills for landholders to assess land management characteristics influencing pasture and animal production. It is designed for sheep and cattle but the principles also apply to grazing horses and alpacas. PROGRAZE is designed to help you:
- develop skills in pasture and animal assessment, and
- use these skills to improve the productivity and sustainability of grazing.
Participants will also learn about developing pasture and livestock management plans.
The presenter of the Small Farms Network – Capital Region’s PROGRAZE course in 2017 is Col Langford.
Col Langford is a former Sheep and Wool Officer with the NSW Department of Agriculture with over 40 years experience. He helped develop the PROGRAZE program and has a wealth of knowledge about the content.
Col’s expertise in grazing and livestock management was recognized in 2007 when he was invited by Charles Sturt University (CSU) to participate in a grazing management project in the province of Inner Mongolia in China. He is now on the team of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), an Adjunct Research Associate at CSU and an Agricultural Consultant.
PROGRAZE is available to farmers in the Capital Region including Braidwood for a fee of $200 per farm. Two members from each farm can attend for this fee.
The usual fee for this course is $670 per farm but our 2017 course is subsidised by grants from the Australian Government and South East Local Land Services.