1. Events

June 4, 2019

How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing

Location

Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
Kruse Auditorium
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

Time

8:30 am - noon

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event.

Level 2: Building

 

General Overview

Grazing is a management tool that uses livestock and their act of consuming plant material to impact an ecosystem or landscape. Grazing affects both the plant and the animal. Plant type and availability, stage of growth, animal preferences, livestock age and physiological condition, stock density, duration of grazing and recovery, and management all play roles in the responses of both plants and animals to grazing.

At this workshop, you will learn about these interactions, terminology and concepts, and plant and animal responses to grazing. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit grazing paddocks at the Noble Research Institute and discuss the effects of grazing and applied grazing management with consultants in the field.

What You Will Learn:
  • How grasses and forbs grow, and why this is important to your operation
  • How plants respond to being grazed
  • Livestock grazing preferences and performance in response to grazing management
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar presentations
  • In-field discussions
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Producers interested in applying the basic concepts of grazing management
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate attire
Related Courses:
  • Introduction to Land Stewardship
  • Using Grazing to Mange Wildlife Habitat
  • Understanding the Impacts of Fire on Your Property
  • Selecting the Right Fence for You
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