B+LNZ Feed Smart Workshops: Te Uri, Dannevirke, Tinui, Gladstone

Event category
Workshop
image of sheep on green pasture

This workshop teaches participants to assess the quality of feed and estimate its metabolisable energy, plus introduces you to some handy feed budgeting tools. After the workshop, you will be able to manage pastures and stock feeding even better. 

At this free workshop learn how to better manage feed supply and demand, increase feed utilisation and enhance the value of the feed consumed.

Rural Support Trust will be generously providing a light lunch at each workshop. 

 Facilitator

  • SustAg Director, Richard Parkes. Richard has extensive experience in agricultural and environmental systems, education and extension services.

Topics

The workshop will cover: 

  • Factors that can affect pasture growth and pasture quality.   
  • Measuring pasture quality and pasture mass.   
  • Animal feed requirements.   
  • Monitoring animal performance.   
  • Matching feed supply with animal demand.   
  • Tools for pasture and feed management.   
  • Feed budgeting with a simple feed budget calculator. 

On completion you will be given a copy of the simple feed budget software demonstrated and supporting resources. 

Registration

Registration essential.

Venue Date Time Register
Te Uri Hall – Mangpuaka Road, Te Uri 21 May 8:30 - 12pm Registration closed.
Weber Hall: 3329 Weber Road, Dannevirke 21 May 1 - 4:30pm Registration closed.
Tinui Hall, 3 Black Hill Road, Tinui 5894 30 May 8:30 - 12pm Registration closed.
Gladstone Complex: 585 Gladstone Road, Gladstone 5792 30 May 1 - 4:30pm Registration closed.