Feed budget Workshop Taihape
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
9.45am - 2pm, First woolshed on the left going up the hill, 49 Ngahuinga Road, Taihape
By farmers. For farmers
Learn how to better manage feed supply and demand, increase feed utilisation and enhance the value of the feed consumed. This workshop also teaches you how to assess the quality of feed and estimate its metabolisable energy.
On completion participants will be given a copy of the simple feed budget software demonstrated and supporting resources.
10:00am - Introduction to feed budgeting tool
11:30am - Farm visit - visually assess the pasture quality and mass
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Work through the feed budgeting tool, incl:
- Feeding sheep and cattle smarter
- Factors that affect pasture growth
- How to do a simple feed budget based on animal demand
2:00pm - Conclusions and wrap-up
Workshop facilitated by Tom Fraser, consultant.
Attendance is free, but registrations are essential as places are limited.
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