Local landholders are invited to attend a free horse nutrition workshop in Woodford, Sunshine Coast, on April 7th to learn about horse nutrition and pasture management and the best ways to sustainably manage their properties for healthier horses.
The workshop, which is sponsored by SEQ Catchments, is being delivered by nationally recognised expert on horse nutrition, Mariette van den Berg, on Sunday 7th April between 10am and 3pm at the Woodford Bowls Club.
Mariette will provide an overview of horse nutrition, including feeding behaviours and digestion and the value of good pasture management, not only in terms of horse health, horse care, and financial benefits but just as importantly the environmental benefits, including the effects on water catchment, weed control and erosion and the benefits to the wider community.
Some of the benefits to come from good horse nutrition and pasture management could include improved health for your horse, lower feed bills due to more grass for a longer period of the year, more even grazing pressures, less flies and improved environmental outcomes.
SEQ Catchments Community Partnership Manager for the Upper Brisbane and Stanley catchments, Bruce Lord, says that this workshop will be very useful for all types of horse owners and horse property managers.
“Landholders will learn about good horse nutrition and some of the common diet related disorders” Bruce said. “Caring for your horse’s nutrition is critical to caring for your horse’s health and happiness” he said.
“Horse property owners share a lot of the same concerns. The main objective is to keep your horse healthy, and having good pasture management can act to improve your pasture condition and reduce the feed bill. If this can be managed in a way that ensures good groundcover, this can help reduce erosion and run off into waterways.” Bruce said.
If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact Jessica Walker, SEQ Catchments on 0407 001 916 firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are essential.
This workshop is being run as part of the Regional Landcare Facilitator initiative which aims to support landholders and communities to adopt sustainable farm and land management practices to protect the South East Queensland landscape. It is funded by the Federal Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
SEQ Catchments is a community-based, not-for-profit business that works to protect and restore South East Queensland’s natural environment.
Free Horse Workshop
Woodford Bowls Club, Woodford
Sunday April 7th
10am and 3pm
If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact Jessica Walker, SEQ Catchments on 0407 001 916, RSVP's are Essential
Woodford Bowls Club, Woodford
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