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March 31st, 2021

Ruminant Nutrition (not even 101!)

In our first installment of Grazing Concepts for Better Farm Resilience, Elaine Enzien of the UNH Corporate Extension and Rick Kersbergen from the University of Maine talk the very basics of Ruminant Nutrition.

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April 7th, 2021

GRASS GROWTH & NUTRITION

In our second session, we will look at:
*Protein compared to animal requirements
*Forage characteristics based on stage of growth
*Difference between what is tested vs. what is consumed grazing
*Forage characteristics under some common grazing regimes
* Continuous
* Mild rotational grazing
*Under stocked situation
*High intensity rotation with some tall grass grazing

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April 14th, 2021

Management

Topics covered will be:
*How animal management can affect grass growth & nutrition
*Clipping in spring, is it needed?
*Grass Management outside of grazing
*Nutrient Management
*Management pinch points
*Meeting his energy needs of the animals

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April 21st, 2021

HOW NRCS CAN HELP YOU

Topics covered in this last session will be:

*Written grazing plan, prescribed grazing, fencing, clipping, reseeding, water distribution
*New Program of planning annual for grazing
*Present a case study example from NRCS
*Firsthand experiences with providers such as NRCS, FSA, Extension ect.
*Annual forages for grazing systems
*What species work?
*Crop nutrient needs and planting methods
*Challenges presented by grazing annuals
*How much land is needed?

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