Regenerative Grazing - Part 1

Restore your pasture and soil through above ground management.
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Following-on from the Soil Health & RegenAg for Farmers, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to:

• Implement the soil- and pasture health principles on your farm
• Design a basic farm layout that facilitates your management goals
• Create a grazing plan to maximise potential of forage resources, and minimise work

Objectives

  • Save time and facilitate adaptive pasture management
  • Fast-track regeneration on your grazing operation
  • Design farm layouts & permanent infrastructure, trees, fences, water etc.
  • Understand criteria for selecting appropriate breeds
  • Minimise capital expenditure by selecting flexible infrastructure

Discounts Codes

Available for: PFLA & selected farm clusters (check with your coordinator)

Topics

  • Principles of grazing management
  • Grazing management systems: mob grazing & planned grazing
  • Time-saving strategies for management of land & livestock
  • Animal performance & breed selection
  • Monitoring, data gathering & Soilmentor
  • Trials & feedback – exclusion cages, split-field treatments etc

Grazing Planning

  • Grazing charts and plans
  • Calculating live weight & group numbers
  • Herd management schedule
  • Forage budgeting

Whole Farm Planning

  • Hedge management for function & biodiversity
  • Water – infrastructure & layout
  • Fencing – temporary/permanent
  • Access – tracks, gates etc
  • Manure management – composting, introduction

Course Essentials

  • Farm maps (Field Margin, Google Earth or hard copy)
  • Up-to-date list of field name and sizes
  • Livestock numbers, age-class or liveweights
  • Grazing diary (optional)
  • List of key dates: prescriptions, testing etc (as comprehensive as poss)
  • Laptop/tablet – running Excel etc
  • Webcam/smartphone

Tools & Technology

Field Margin app 

Niels Corfield Bio

Niels Corfield has been working to deliver truly sustainable food and farming systems for more than 15 years. He is a researcher, adviser, educator, designer and tree nurseryman.

He has 12 years’ experience teaching adults and is formally trained in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture Design.

On a mission to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe, Niels focuses on agroecological systems that are low maintenance yet productive.

His clients include:

  • Southanan Estate,
  • Fir Farm,
  • Fosse Tillery Farm,
  • Devon Wildlife Trust,
  • Anglian Water,
  • High Weald AONB,
  • Cahment Sensitive Farming,
  • Soil Association Scotland.

evergreen course

Life-time access to all content, resources and videos.

What you take away from the course

  • Digital hand-outs

Who is this course for?

  • – Graziers, sheperds, stockspeople
  • – Mixed farmers
  • – Alumni of Soil Health & RegenAg course

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@PaulWoldfarm Done right, in a well designed agroforestry system you can grow trees, producing timber, fruit and nuts and still produce as much wheat. Over and over again trials show that row crop yields increase due to a number of factors not least the symbiosis between tree and crop

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