April 10, 2017

Electric Fence and Multi-species Grazing for Sustainable Farming

View the webinar to learn about the interaction between livestock, vegetation, and soil, and management needs to extend the grazing season and improve animal performance when managing multi-species grazing systems. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Livestock species and stocking rate as dynamic factors that depend on vegetation species and management; 2) How to get started with fencing and cost-effective methods to retrofit it for multi-species grazing; 3) Livestock management for reduced reliance on dewormers, fertilizer, equipment, and herbicides; 4) Livestock guardians and introducing new species; 5) Forage management for improved soil health and functioning of the soil; and 6) Forage and animal diversity. Additionally, this presentation will cover management and facilities needed for all seasons.

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