Monday, March 31, 2014

Webinar: Managing Your Pastures Better

The first Grow Our Flock webinar for 2014 has been scheduled. Managing Your Pastures Better: Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) 101 will be offered on April 22 at 5 p.m. MDT (7 p.m. EST). Register now by going to After registering, a confirmation email about joining the webinar will be sent.

Dr. Woody Lane
Sheep are magnificent animals that evolved to eat grass. A sheep's rumen allows it to thrive on high-fiber forage and effectively convert sunlight and atmospheric nitrogen into valuable human products like meat, wool and milk. But how can shepherds use sheep to harvest this forage in a profitable and sustainable way?

By grazing, shepherds can use sheep to harvest this forage in a profitable and sustainable way. Good grazing requires knowledge and good technique. This webinar will discuss how forages grow, how to use sheep to manage forage in a sustainable and efficient way and the principles of MIG. By properly managing forages, feeding costs can be reduced, pastures improved, weeds reduced, break-even price reduced and profits increased.

The webinar is being hosted by  Dr. Jay Parsons from Colorado State University and Optimal Ag Consulting. The presenter is Dr. Woody Lane, a livestock nutritionist  and forage specialist from Lane Livestock Services.

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