Rich Pasture

Venue: Sue Graham’s Farm (Approx. 4.5km ESE of Kihikihi) This farm is evolving a hay regime from a maize growing history. The soils require considerable rebuilding through nutrient loss in order to offer best quality hay to grow healthier stock. How do we go about it? What is needed to assess the situation and build up the nutrient rich diversity required for rich soils, rich pastures and a richer farm to produce rich outcomes? We’ll take an in depth look and show you how to apply the results to your own farm. Please bring your own lunch. . . . COST: … Continue reading Rich Pasture

John King: Holistic Planned Grazing

If you don’t have a well-functioning soil surface you’ll invariably be spending money trying to fix it. On this course, we will look at the problems and opportunities you face with pastures, soils, water quality, weeds and pests, and how your farm would benefit if these were addressed. You’ll build an awareness of what to look for in the paddock, and how to relate your findings to landscape function. The afternoon will be spent on practical exercises, examining signs on the soil surface in terms of landscape function and farm productivity, and explaining the feedback loop and pre-profit indicators. We’ll … Continue reading John King: Holistic Planned Grazing