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Grazing Management in El Niño Talks and Farm Walk
« on: October 22, 2015, 08:01:16 PM »
8.30am – 12.15 pm, Friday 27 November 2015, followed by lunch

“Amberly Farm”, 325 Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, ACT

Organised under the Regional Landcare Facilitator Program, ACT NRM in the Environment and Planning Directorate, Natural Resource Protection in the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and funded under the National Landcare Programme

As southern Australia starts to feel the impacts of El Niño, now is a good time to think about how to manage stock and pastures to get through the dry and to maintain groundcover. Come along to the “Grazing Management in El Niño Talks and Farm Walk” on 27 November at “Amberly Farm” Kambah, ACT.
Professor Janette Lindesay, ANU expert in climate variability and climate change, will step us through the current climate outlooks – in particular, what is happening with the El Niño Southern Oscillation, the Indian Ocean Dipole and other climate drivers, and what they mean for southern Australia and our region in the next 12-24 months.

John and Carol Lilleyman, “Amberly Farm”, Kambah, will speak on the flexible fencing and stock water system they have built for grazing management, using permanent and electric fencing, to support their Angus cattle, address African Lovegrass infestations and manage for the dry times.
Doug Alcock, Grazprophet Agricultural Consulting (formerly Livestock Officer with the Department of Primary Industries, Cooma for 23 years) will speak on using grazing management to manipulate pasture species, managing pasture biomass and measuring and maintaining groundcover under El Niño conditions.

Contact email: actlandcare@act.gov.au or phone: 6205 3091 to RSVP and let us know if you have any dietary requirements.