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Regenerative Agriculture For Livestock Farms -Pt 2

Event date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:00

PART 2 - PLANNING

by Niels Corfield Courses & Workshops

Following-on from the Part 1: Soil Health & RegenAg Intro, this one day course will give you the skills and knowledge to:

• Implement the soil- and pasture health principles on your farm

• Design a farm layout that facilitates your management goals

• Create a grazing plan to maximise potential of forage resources, and minimise work

 

Objectives

• Learn the principles of whole farm planning

• Understand criteria for selecting appropriate equipment & infrastructure

• Minimise capital expenditure by selecting flexible infrastructure

• Save time and faciltitate adaptive pasture management

• Design farm layouts & permanent infrastructure, trees, fences, water etc.

 

Topics

Whole Farm Planning

• Hedge management for function & biodiversity

• Trees on farm & agroforestry

• Surface water capture & redistribution

• Water - infrastructure & layout

• Fencing – temporary/permanent

• Access - tracks, gates etc

• Yards & materials handling

• Nutrient/manure management - composting, deep bedding etc

• Monitoring & data gathering

• Trials & feedback - exclusion cages, split-field treatments etc

Grazing Planning

• Grazing charts and plans

• Calculating live weight & group numbers

• Herd management schedule

• Forage budgeting

 

Who is this Training Suitable for?

• Those that have completed course Part 1 – Soil Health & RegenAg Intro

 

Course Essentials

• Farm maps (Field Margin, Google Earth or hard copy)

• Up-to-date list of field name and sizes

• Livestock numbers, ageclass or liveweights

• Grazing diary (optional)

• List of key dates: prescriptions, testing etc (as comprehensive as poss)

• Laptop/tablet (optional)

What to Bring

• Packed Lunch

• Notebook, pens etc

• Camera/smartphone (optional)

• Boots & clothing for farm walk

 

Tools & Technology

• Field Margin app - https://www.fieldmargin.com/

• Sectormentor for Soil app - https://soils.sectormentor.com/

 

COST:  £65.27 – £124.56

 

LOCATION:

Stonegate Village Hall

Forge Field

Stonegate

TN5 7ED

 

For more inofrmation and to purchase tickets follow: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regenerative-agriculture-for-livestock-farms-part-2-planning-tickets-87961193297