Grazing Club Event

Title: Grazing Club Event
Location: Brian Harper and Brandon Research Station Tour, Brandon, MB
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 9:30am.

Interested in improving pasture management and forage production? Are you concerned about the decline in pollinators? Ever heard of Quorum Sensing Technology?

Meet at Brian Harper’s farm to learn more.

Agenda

– Year 3 of high stock density grazing – discuss benefits and challenges
– Improving soil health with cows and grass
– Grazing management with temporary electric fence and Batt Latches
– Sod seeding legumes into existing pasture to improve soil fertility and forage production
– Livestock water system using pasture pipeline
– Bale grazing
– Early spring grazing
– Cover crop – 14 species mix
– Using Quorum Sensing products to improve soil biology and nutrient cycling

As well, Mae Elsinger at the Brandon Research Station has several interesting projects for us to visit:
Come and see year 2 of our Sainfoin research project, and how it has responded to a first cut in early to mid June. Year 1 of three new native grass and legume trials are looking very promising after better weed control. We would also like to introduce a brand-new project geared towards assessment and installation of bee habitat on field margins.

Start time 9:30 am at Brian’s yard.

Directions: Home yard is 3 miles west of Tim Horton’s on #1 Highway at Brandon or 1 mile east of the junction of #270 and #1 Highway. Yard on the north side of #1 Highway. Turn onto St. Georges Road to first approach on east side. Machine shed is tan color with dark brown trim. (SW 4-11-19)

Lunch will be provided. Registration is $25. Bring a lawn chair.

Please RSVP to Michael at mthiele@mymts.net or call 204 364 6334
Date: 2016-08-09