Prosper from Pasture – Entry Level

 

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Being part of the ENTRY level will provide you with:

  • Background knowledge and theory in pasture management and livestock systems
  • Confidence and knowledge to improve your business
  • A base level of knowledge with calculations and “Rules of Thumb”
  • An opportunity to participate in the Wales Master Grass 

Each Entry level participant will attend four compulsory meetings:

**(Subject to change in relation to COVID-19)**

 

1) Understanding your business

Enterprise environmental impact, productivity and profitability

2) Soil, Grass, Herbs and Forage Crops

Achieving sustainable productivity

3) Animal Health and Genetics for Grazing Livestock Systems

The nutritional requirement of the grazing animal. The main diseases affecting their performance. The role of genetics improving profitability

4) Supply Vs Demand 

Using infrastructure, pasture management and planning to improve profit


Successful participants of the entry level can progress to Intermediate level of the programme, which is also called Master Grass.

The entry level is delivered through a combination of interactive discussions, group work and the inclusion of valuable presentations from internationally renowned speakers. Previous speakers have included New Zealand sheep specialist Murray Rohloff, Australian soils educator Joel Williams, respected consultants Marc Jones, Liz Genever and successful grassland management practitioners, Eilir Evans, Rhys Williams and Matthew Jackson. 

 

*Each participant will need to confirm that their business has a valid (max 5 years old) Nutrient Management Plan.*

Funding is available for a Nutrient Management Plan, please contact your local Farming Connect development officer for further information. 

 

To be a part of the Prosper from Pasture programme, each individual must fill in an Expression of Interest Form, available below. Dates and location will be available once the application window is closed.

 

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