Grazing Club Summer Tour

Title: Grazing Club Summer Tour
Location: Brian Harper Farm (SW 4-11-19) and Brandon Research Station forage plots
Date: July 13, 2015 at 1pm

Agenda:
Special Guest – Neil Dennis (Experienced Mob Grazier from Wawota, SK)
· Year 2 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
· Tour forage trials at Brandon Research Center. 3 trials funded by the national Beef Cattle Research Council were seeded in 2014 and 2015. They are to test the performance of new legumes, mixes of native grasses and native legumes, and a new variety of sanfoin in Southwest Manitoba conditions. In the course of conducting these trials, we are also learning about excluding sensitive areas from deer, deciding if and how to manage pest rodents, and most importantly, the consequences of not properly managing weeds and volunteer crops before seeding.

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.

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For more information contact Michael Thiele at 204 365-6334 or email mthiele@mymts.net.
Date: 2015-07-13