The “Managing the Ranch as a Business” School

We offer two formats for our training courses:

The Live Seminar-Workshop format and a Distance Learning program.

Regardless of the option you choose, You will learn how to properly apply the basic grazing concepts and principles. More specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Adjust the graze period in a way that reduces overgrazing by preventing the “second bite.”
  • Plan the rest period in order to provide adequate root energy recovery.
  • Apply stock density so that it increases utilization and improves manure distribution.
  • Use animal impact to improve rejuvenation, the water cycle, organic matter decomposition and manage the top 2 centimeters of the soil.
  • Reduce run off and evaporation and increase water holding capacity of the soil.
  • Manage the stage of growth for optimal harvesting of sunlight energy.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of nutrient recycling through the animals and into the soil.
  • Develop management strategies to encourage soil organic life and increase the populations of soil microbes. Calculate stocking rate in Animal Days per Acre ( ADA ) by using estimated or actual data.
  • Use forage species selection to match the environment.
  • Develop efficient and economical pasture cell designs.
  • Plan around your personal restraints and accommodate personal issues.
  • Understand herd requirements and plan around them.
  • Deal with physical land restraints and issues.
  • Manage riparian areas for sustainability and environmental health.
  • Understand water systems and their limitations.
  • Protect water sources in order to maintaining herd and environmental health.
  • Plan for rotational animal movement to lower both animal and manager stress.
  • Incorporate existing fence into your infrastructure plan, if possible.
  • Plan your finances to maximize profits and get debt free.

Click here to read more about the Live Seminar-Workshop Format.

Click here to read more about the Distance Learning Option

Give us a call or shoot us an email for updates on the location and times for upcoming seminars and workshops.

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