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Grazing Management with Dick Richardson

The Goulburn Broken Catchement Management Authority, Gecko CLaN and Goulburn Murray Landcare Network are pleased to offer local landholders the opportunity to attend field days run by renowned grazing management educator Dick Richardson at Warrenbayne and Naring.

Goulburn Broken CMA  Regional Landcare Facilitator Charlie Sexton said Dick Richardson had more than 20 years’ experience in holistic management and livestock production.

 “Dick originated from South Africa, where he managed Richardson Ranching, a 7000 hectare livestock business in the Vryburg district,”  Mr Sexton said.  “His South African business was based on three enteprises – cattle, sheep and hunting.

 “He now lives in Australia and manages Margan Pastoral’s 2200 hectare property near Boorowa NSW and his own 800 hectare mixed grazing business nearby.

 “Dick is a qualified holistic management educator and he has trained, facilitated and consulted all over the world - we are very excited to offer landholders the opportunity to learn from him.”

 More information on Dick Richardson can be found on his web site: www.dickrichardson.com.au

 The field days will be run on the 28th April at the Warrenbayne Hall and the 29th of April at the Naring Hall.  Topics will include grazing management to improve soil organic matter and structure, pasture grass budgeting, paddock planning, optimising pasture yields, and monitoring stock condition.

 28 April 2015, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm. 

Grazing management for Pasture Cropping, Warrenbayne Hall (followed by a paddock walk).

 29 April 2015, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm. 

Introduction to Grazing Management, , Naring Hall (followed by a paddock walk).

 Please RSVP by 24 April 2015 for catering purposes to Charlie Sexton at charlies@gbcma.vic.gov.au or on 5764 7507.

 These field days are supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA, Gecko CLaN and Goulburn Murray Landcare Network through Australian Government funding.

Dick Richardson