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Pasture Management BAG212 Course Code: BAG212 Duration: 100 hours Start: Anytime- from anywhere in the world! Qualification: Certificate Choose mode of Delivery: CD-ROM, online or correspondence (paper based) Make the best use of your pasture. Pastures are critical to many types of farming and to both small and large yielding enterprises. Some farmers have been reported to have turned unprofitable farms into commercial successes by simply improving pasture. This course will give you the skills to evaluate, design and make decisions about the management of pasture for different purposes Every livestock farmer is first and foremost a pasture farmer. He may make use of the natural grasses or he may improve his pastures by planting special grasses. A good farmer recognises the different grasses and understands how to get the best out of them. He will be able to distinguish between desirable and undesirable plants and he will know the grazing habits of his stock. The whole art of understanding and managing pastures is highly complex because there are so many parts to it and each of these parts constantly change. For example, there are a great many varieties of plants that are used for grazing in any one area. Each plant has its own rhythm and will react differently to environmental conditions and treatment. Different stock will graze in a variety of ways. Sheep graze close but cannot handle long grass; goats browse on bushes while cattle eat long grass and are not as selective as sheep. Natural pasture is also constantly changing and developing according to the environment and number and types of animals that graze it. The changes can be good or bad. They are not always noticeable as they can take place very slowly. There is no doubt that man and animals have the ability to make rapid and bad changes to our native pastures. A further problem is that farmers rarely have one sort of pasture. Most farms will have some natural pasture and some improved pastures. The natural pasture is often a mix of grasses with some grasses suiting one type of animal and others that suit a different type of stock. The improved pastures on a farm are specially planted to provide grazing at various times of the year and so need quite different management. By understanding all the different parts that affect grassland, a farmer can begin to effectively manage his most important resource - his grazing. Course Structure There are 8 lessons as follows:

Pasture Management BAG212 Course Code: BAG212 Duration: 100 hours Start: Anytime- from anywhere in the world! Qualification: Certificate Choose mode of Delivery: CD-ROM, online or correspondence (paper based) Make the best use of your pasture. Pastures are critical to many types of farming and to both small and large yielding enterprises. Some farmers have been reported to have turned...

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