Advanced Grassland Management


The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competencies necessary to better manage grasslands and to give a broad overview of intensive and extensive grassland systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the optimum growing conditions for grass and grass clover swards.

  2. Discuss the reseeding, establishment and weed control requirements for grass, grass/clover and multi species swards.

  3. Analyse the daily grass requirement for a given herd of cattle/sheep and identify suitable grazing infrastructure.

  4. Investigate and establish grass covers and targets for optimum grass utilisation on a given farm.

  5. Design and implement a grazing platform for a given farm situation to include suitable paddock sizes and demonstrate the role of the spring rotation planner, summer wedge and autumn budget.

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