Pastured Sheep Farming in Whatcom County

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There is a lot of interest now in grass-fed meat. Join the Whatcom Conservation District, experts in the veterinary and agnomomy fields and a panel of Whatcom County commercial sheep farmers to discuss how by virtue of having grass-fed meat, fiber, or dairy sheep, you're also implementing good conservation practices.

Learn from a panel of your peers how they use intentional rotational grazing —systems that aim to protect soil and water resources by rotating grazing sheep through fenced-in sections of pasture. Also called management intensive grazing, this system requires that the producer track where and when they move the flock, divide larger pastures into smaller paddocks, and installation of water lines or livestock watering facilities. Learn how to maintain perennial grass & clover pastures using overseeding, no-till practices, soil testing and nutrient budgeting. 

 

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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm