RCS Grazing Clinic – Blackwater, QLD
May 21 @ 8:15 am - May 23 @ 1:00 pm AEST
The RCS Grazing Clinic is a practical hands-on workshop that develops your skills as a grass manager.
This power-packed two and a half-day clinic will give you the confidence and practical know-how to go home and begin implementing. The RCS Grazing Clinic covers the principles and practices of grazing management including how to design and manage a grazing cell, and how to use grazing charts as a planning and decision-making tool.
The course has a complete focus on implementation. We deal with the “real life stuff” that actually counts when it comes to getting the most out of your land, livestock and business.
During the RCS Grazing Clinic our facilitator, David McLean will cover;
- How to assess rest period and calculate graze period
- How to match stocking rate to carrying capacity
- How to use grazing charts to plan and make confident decisions
- The 6 principles of Regenerative Grazing Management
- Property design, water design and fence planning
- Questions and answers
What to bring
At this clinic you’ll start working on your own grazing chart, so you’ll need to bring some of your own information:
- Paddock names and areas
- Stock numbers and classes
- Paddock book or similar which shows stock locations over the last 3 months
You’ll also need to bring your own laptop with Microsoft Excel installed.
We will load some simple planning software onto your computer to use with your own data, and you’ll get started with a grazing plan and grazing monitoring all in one simple go.
Landholders in the Fitzroy, Burdekin or Burnett Mary catchments: $250
Landholders outside of these catchments: $1250
How to register
Download and complete the registration form, then email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment is required to confirm your registration.
If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please contact RCS using the details below.
Phone: 07 4939 5255
Grazing BMP is owned by an alliance of AgForce Queensland Farmers, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. and the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Grazing BMP is a voluntary self-assessment program that allows graziers to benchmark their current practices against industry standards, identify improved practices and determine the steps they need to take to incorporate best management practices into their enterprise to improve their long-term profitability and sustainability.
Funded by the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program.