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A Focus on Replacement Heifers and/or Sheep Paddock Design for Rotational Grazing

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A Focus on Replacement Heifers and/or Sheep Paddock Design for Rotational Grazing

Time: March 13, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance
Street: 206 Toronto Street South
City/Town: Markdale
Website or Map: http://www.greyagservices.ca
Phone: 519-986-3756
Event Type: day, course
Organized By: Grey Ag Services
Latest Activity: Feb 5

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Event Description

RESCHEDULED from January 30

Planning for the Future:

A Focus on Replacement Heifers

This short course explores key considerations for selecting and managing replacement heifers and setting them up for a successful first calving.  Topics will include: replacement heifer selection criteria; economic aspects of replacement heifer rearing; and body condition and feeding considerations. Facilitated by Beef Cattle Specialists at OMAFRA—Megan Van Schaik, and James Byrne.

And/Or

Beef & Sheep Paddock Design for Rotational Grazing

This short course covers practical information on how to develop a rotational grazing system that will work on your farm. Learn how to decide on a fence layout that suits your operation, where to site gates, handling facilities, and other infrastructure. Attendees should bring an aerial photograph of their farm (printout from AgMaps, Google Earth, or similar). Facilitated by Christine O’Reilly, Forage and Grazing Specialist, OMAFRA, and James Byrne, Beef Cattle Specialist, OMAFRA.

  

Wed. March 13, 2019

Heifer Course from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Paddock Course from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

$15.00 per person for each course, or attend both with a hot lunch for $35.00 per person

Pre-Register By: Fri. Jan. 25th, 2019

 

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