Dr Judi EarlPasture Ecologist & Holistic Grazing Trainer
Judi gained a PhD in pasture ecology when she conducted the first studies describing the benefits to pasture composition from planned grazing. She has extensive experience in how grasslands and pastures respond to grazing and fertility management and is a widely respected speaker on these matters.
Establishing the AIMS consultancy in 1998 and a Holistic Management™ educator since 2002,, Judi’s main area of interest is working with land managers to enhance the condition and productivity of their land through improved understanding of ecosystem function and more effective utilisation of available resources.
Judi showcases the capacity of grazing animals to regenerate land on her 454 hectare property, Glen Orton, in NSW.
- 13 Mar 2023
- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regenerating Land Through Grazing Livestock
Grazing livestock are the most powerful tool we have available to regenerate land. The way grazing animals are moved across the landscape influences soil health, pasture species diversity, plant growth and production. Different species graze differently and livestock have different nutritional requirements throughout the year. Planned grazing is an approach that allows you to build soil health optimise pasture health and production while accounting for these changing needs of livestock.
Presenter and Holistic Grazing expert Dr Judi Earl will describe the range of approaches to grazing management and the impact of the different strategies on pasture dynamics, growth and production.
Topics covered include:
- The range of grazing management strategies explained
- Managing animals in tune with seasonal growth cycles
- The effect of the number of paddocks on rest and recovery of plants
- Matching stocking rate to carrying capacity – feed budgeting
- Methods to measure available feed and pasture growth
- The importance of residual herbage mass and pasture utilisation
The Paddock Walk component of the day will be a practical session on measuring herbage mass, and the day will wind up with a question and answer session.
WILL THIS WORKSHOP BENEFIT ME?
The workshop is for anyone looking to understand how to use livestock to improve the health and resilience of their farm soils. This workshop is suitable for both experienced and new farmers.
DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT REGENERATIVE GRAZING FOR YOUR PROPERTY!
Where? Glenarty Road, 70 Glenarty Rd, Karridale, Western Australia 6288
When? Monday March 13th, 9.00am to 4.00pm
Cost? $100 + GST / participant
Catering? Morning tea & lunch will be provided.
What to bring? Your own refillable water bottle, suitable farm footwear, & a notebook & pen.
How? Places are limited so don’t wait!
For any queries please contact Dean Campbell on Mob: 0499 072 348 | Email: [email protected]
This event has received funding through the Augusta Margaret River Shire’s Environmental Management Fund