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Pasture to Pocket – Jerramungup, WA

June 27 - June 29

The Pasture to Pocket Workshop is a 2.5 day workshop involving a mix of “in room” theory discussions as well as a field trip focusing on applying the principles and tools discussed.

This program links property development, grazing management and pastures, with animal nutrition and reproduction, taking into account our climate variability and learning how to use available water as effectively as possible while building healthy, productive soils, pastures and business.

Participants will:
• Learn how an understanding of basic ecology determines your profitability
• Link the soil – plant – animal interface
• Learn about the water, mineral and energy flow cycles; and
• Learn how livestock can be used to improve ecosystem processes

Property Development

• Learn about property development and prioritising development options
• Learn about catchment planning – how to plan and develop your property for maximum efficiency and returns
• Compare natural resource monitoring systems

Reproduction

• Link nutrition with reproductive performance
• Discuss the Wiltbank Principles and timing of mating to optimize breeder performance
• Learn how to improve the gross margin in your breeding enterprise

Grazing

• Learn how to lift carrying capacity WITHOUT seed, fertilizer, machinery or chemicals
• Discuss the concept of overgrazing and understocking
• Explore different methods to match stocking rate with carrying capacity more effectively
• Explore a number of grazing management regimes that links nutrition and reproduction with grazing management

Economics

• Discover how to structure profit into your business
• Apply the three secrets for improving profit and eliminate deadwood from your operation

Nutrition

• Discuss animal requirements for water, energy, degradable and bypass protein, minerals and vitamins
• Learn how to diagnose when to feed supplements, what to feed, how to feed and how much to feed stock at different times of year

Registration

Price: Usually $1,475pp, you can attend for $550pp (inc GST).

Please register by 19th June 2017.

To secure your place please fill in the pre-registration form to the right or contact the RCS Office or South Coast NRM directly.

RCS Office
Phone: 1800 356 004
E-mail: info@rcsaustralia.com.au

South Coast NRM
Phone: 0413 856 515
E-mail: info@southcoastnrm.com.au

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Details

Start:
June 27
End:
June 29
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Organiser

RCS
Phone:
1800 356 004
Email:
info@rcsaustralia.com.au

Venue

Jerramungup
Jerramungup, WA 6337 Australia + Google Map