Introduction to Pasture Management: Using Ruminants to Improve Pasture

July 7, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Grazing expert Sarah Flack will cover the fundamentals of setting up a new grazing system for ruminants – or improving an existing one. Using practical examples of grazing systems, we’ll discuss pasture plant species and how to manage them for desirable plants, as well as how to do so with livestock and fence rather than expensive plowing and planting. Topics include plant species, grazing methods, fence, water systems, pasture design and layout, paddock size, and acreage. Hosted by Osprey Hill Farm, a small but growing sheep farm that struggles with poor glacial soils and uses various pasture management systems to improve overall soil quality.

Cohosted with the Vermont Grass Farmers Association.

Directions from Montpelier: Take Route #12 north just over 6 miles, to Putnamville. Take right over concrete bridge onto Norton Rd. Osprey Hill Farm is the second place on the right, less than 1/4 mile. Map to Osprey Hill Farm

Osprey Hill Farm
28 Norton Rd
North Middlesex, VT
Cost: 
$10 for NOFA-VT and VGFA members, $20 non-members
Contact: 
NOFA-VT
Contact Email: 
info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 
434-4122