Stress Free Stock Handling
The moving of animals is key to timed grazing whether handling, moving paddock to paddock or transporting farm to farm. This workshop will present game changing skill -sets for landowners/farmers to eliminate stress and make the whole experience enjoyable.
This day will explain how you create your farming calendar, foot trimming, drenching, lambing and how to keep your animals is top health with animal care in between shearing.
Restoration Grazing is essentially timed grazing. It is one of the most effective ways to help manage the landscape & sheep are renowned for their ability to thicken pastures and increase species diversity resulting in a more resilient landscape during challenging weather. This approach is employed by innovative graziers whom Jodi has worked alongside internationally including Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Darren Doherty of Regrarians, Lealand Falk of The Sea Ranch Sheep + Bruce Davison of Candelo Salers, amongst others.
The Farming Calendar
how to create a plan that's suits your lifestyle or commitments elsewhere.
Low Stress Animal Handling
how to keep your stock in good health in between shearing
basic animal care
in the race & pen
loading on to trailer
separating out an animal
turning a sheep over for treatments
constitution, gut health
breeding your own replacements
clean head, temperament, teeth, age
days recovery, residual,
Electric Fencing & Netting
3 wire & reels
running out, setting up & taking down,
timing, residual, daily intake
turning animals, leading the mob, pressure, gateways, contour, difficult fence lines, flight zone,
twice daily moving practicals
Having worked on dairy, sheep, beef and arable farms in the U.K. and New Zealand of various sizes Matt Denson has devised ways to handle animals which are low stress for both them and for you. He is truely skilled in stockmanship & animal husbandry.
His innovative business 100 to 1 Mobile Shearing specialises in everything mobile - shearing, calf de-horning, ram hire & fencing services. This is completely complementary to his own mobile flock of a few hundred sheep (ewes, lambs and rams) which he grazes on multiple sites around Taranaki.
For Matt and his 26 years plus experience, there is nothing more satisfying than having a mob of sheep having bred yourself in the best possible condition. He grows the only the best for breeding and eating.
Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm, Taranaki is a renowned grazier who has worked with innovative graziers extensively worldwide, including Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Darren Doherty of Regrarians, Lealand Falk of The Sea Ranch Sheep + Bruce Davison of Candelo Salers. Jodi grazes Holistically both on hthe home farm + on leases. Jodi Roebuck was born, raised, and lives & grows in Taranaki, New Zealand. With his family, he has established a thriving small farm of Biointensive market gardens & a flock of sheep managed under the principles of Restoration Grazing called Roebuck Farm. Jodi has a formidable knowledge and skill base.
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