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Prograze abridged - PROfarm course

Course details

Name:Prograze abridged
Description: An intensive two day course to develop skills in assessing pasture and animal production and to develop pasture and livestock management plans.

This course is an abridge version of the eight day PrograzeTM course for those who can only attend for two days. If you have limited knowledge and experience you may wish to attend the Beef care and handling course first.

Cost:

$570 GST-free.

Course aims:
  • To visually assess pasture quantity and quality
  • To understand how pasture quality and quantity impact on animal production
  • assess livestock fat scores
  • To use pasture and livestock assessment as a basis for matching pastures to livestock requirements
  • Use grazing management to improve the productivity and sustainability of pastures
Learning outcomes:
  • Assess how pastures influence animal production
  • Use pasture assessments to predict livestock production
  • Develop a pasture management plan
  • Develop a livestock management plan
  • Develop a grazing plan
Length:2 days
Course program/structure:
  • Features of sustainable grazing enterprises
  • Pasture assessment
  • Livestock production from pasture
  • Production targeting
  • Livestock breeding
  • Pastures and grazing
  • Fodder budgeting and grazing for worm control
  • Putting it together
Resources and method of delivery: Participants will receive a course manual.

This course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction at Tocal, Paterson.

Accreditation: This course is mapped to the national unit of competency, AHCLSK402A - Develop livestock feeding plans.

Meat and Livestock Australia were involved in the development of this course.

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Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus
Phone: 1800 025 520
Email: profarm@tocal.com

Hunter Local Land Services is partnering in the promotion and delivery of this course.

Testimonials

I came away with so much useful information, which the moment I arrived home and met my husband at the front gate, I dragged him around the front paddock and gave him a Prograze lesson! He now would like to come and do the course. Both Neil and Todd did a terrific job and made the information readily digestible, easy to understand and usable!
- Di Smith, Tocal course participant.