Preventing Pasture Pitfalls: Learning from Our Livestock and Pastures – PASA conference workshop

Part of managing pastures well is honing our observation skills to assess what the plants and animals are telling us about their health. In this workshop, we will review the key grazing principles that help pastures improve, cattle maximize pasture dry matter intake pastures and avoid a whole list of potential problems. We will also look at examples of how to observe livestock, manure, soils and plants to determine how well your pasture management system is working.   Then we will talk about creative ways that we can adjust the grazing system to improve the well-being of the livestock and increase pasture quality and productivity.