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.


– 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 or call 204 364 6334
Date: 2016-08-09