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Paddock Scale Grazing Trials at Copping

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A paddock scale safe-to-fail grazing trial in the hills of Telita, in north east Tasmania is showing remarkable results.

We're holding a field day to discuss the process and oucomes, covering:

In January 2022 a paddock scale safe-to-fail grazing trial began near Copping, in south east Tasmania. The paddocks were initially grazed by cattle at high stock density with high utilisation.

The trial is now ready to be grazed again under the same conditions.

The paddock walk and talk will cover:

  • the impact of high stock density, high utilsation and longer recoveries on grass density and diversity
  • how to increase grass density and diversity, improve water infiltartion, soil moisture retention, nutrient cycling and soil stability
  • how and what to measure to know how management is impacting pasture and soil health
  • what is the most profitable, low risk and rapid way to dramatically improve soil health with grazing
  • what is the science behind reading the land
  • case studies on highly profitable farmers who are building their soil health and grass inventory
  • how to set up convenient day to day management that is profitable and enjoyable
  • designing fencing and water infrastructure
  • developing grazing plans to know how much grass you have ahead of you.

We'll start at the Bream Creek Hall, then head to "Blue Hills" to walk through the trial.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Project funded by the Future Drought Fund - NRM Drought Resilience Program

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