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Holistic Management Planned Grazing
Sunday September 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario is pleased to co-host this pasture tour and rotational grazing event with Holistic Management Canada.
The McQuails have been practicing Holistic Management Planned Grazing for many years and have a wealth of information to share with participants. They will discuss reasons for using different grazing periods, recovery periods and the amount of residue to leave. They will also discuss using grazing charts and electronic grazing planning software. Finally, they will share about their own pasture management decisions, such as grazing stockpiled paddocks beginning in April, incorporating a light grazing of paddocks to then use for haying, and timing grazing and cutting to allow nesting success for Bobolinks and Meadowlarks as endangered grassland nesting birds.
The schedule for the event is:
1 to 2pm – meet as a group, BYO picnic lunch, and have an opportunity to visit outdoors with other graziers and folks interested in seeing animals on the land
2 – 4pm – take a walk with Tony McQuail through the paddocks and discuss the McQuails’ approach to managing their pastures
4pm- end the day with a Question and Answer session
This field day is an OSCIA-recognized On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) Knowledge Sharing Event for applicants with approved Rotational Grazing Systems projects. Questions about OFCAF should be directed to OFCAF@ontariosoilcrop.org