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An Introduction to Conservation Grazing of Meadows
2nd & 9th December, 7.30pm for one hour
If you graze your meadow, or just want to find out more about this fascinating subject, tune in to these free online evening talks and find out about the ways that livestock can support the making of an ecologically rich meadow - more flowers, more wildlife, more carbon.
Part One - 2nd December, 7.30pm for one hour
Register here: https://conservationgrazingpart1.eventbrite.co.uk
Jerry Tallowin, grassland ecologist and emeritus research scientist at Rothamsted Research North Wyke discusses the objectives of conservation grazing, the need to have a grazing management plan, the use of the right herbivores at the right density at the right time. Feeding preferences, physiology and livestock behaviour
Desley White from Cows in Clover, a Dartmoor grazing enterprise using native cattle to graze grasslands for the benefit of wildlife
Anna David, animal medicines expert, discussing the impacts of Avermectin wormers on dung fauna and the alternative options
Part Two: 9th December, 7.30pm-9pm
Register here: https://part2conservationgrazing.eventbrite.co.uk
Phil Wilson, ecologist and grazier, talks about how your dinner can help mitigate climate change
Dr Pen Rashbass outlines the essential guide to animal health & welfare when grazing for nature
Simon Berry, senior farm advisor with the Devon Wildlife Trust discusses best practice for grazing wetter meadows
A question and answer session will be included at the end of the talks
Full details of the talks can be found here:
Part One: https://conservationgrazingpart1.eventbrite.co.uk
Part Two: https://part2conservationgrazing.eventbrite.co.uk
These talks are organised by Moor Meadows Dartmoor https://moormeadows.org.uk/
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An Introduction to Conservation Grazing of Meadows.
Part one is this coming Thursday 2nd December. Part two is the following week 9th December.
They promise to be fascinating for all of us with an interest in meadows, especially those who use animals to manage their meadows.
Book now! Details above!