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Intensive Grazing Workshop for Grass-Fed Livestock Production

EVERETT, Wash. – Those who graze livestock will be interested in an upcoming workshop on grass-fed livestock production presented by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

The workshop will be held on Monday, July 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the extension office located at 600 128th Street S.E., Everett. Bobbi Lindemulder of West Valley Beef will explain how to develop a good grazing plan for grass-fed livestock operations.

A good grazing plan is paramount to the health of livestock and land, and ultimately to the success of a farm. During the evening presentation, participants will learn how to manage healthy pastures to provide maximum nutrition for animals.

Lindemulder will discuss how to judge a poor quality versus healthy pasture, define a grazing plan based on goals, and how plant growth and grazing time affects rotation. She also will cover how to map an individual system including sizing and timing, and how to maintain a pasture system including seeding, fertilizers, soil testing and mowing. She’ll also help demystify the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and talk about good animal waste management systems.

Bobbi Lindemulder and her husband Chuck own West Valley Beef, a grass-fed beef operation in Duvall, Wash. She also is a Certified Farm Planner with the Snohomish Conservation District and a board member of the King Conservation District. She teaches farm-related classes throughout the year, consults with landowners on issues affecting their farms, and serves on the state livestock committee.

The cost is $35 per farm (up to four people) and pre-registration required. To register download the form at www.snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/registrationform.pdf and mail it with your check, or contact Karie Christensen at (425) 338-2400 or by e-mail at klchristen@wsu.edu.

For more information, contact Kate Halstead khalstead@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6024.

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Media Contacts

Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6024