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Pature Management Online Course


Pasture management is at the heart of any livestock management. Good pasture not only reduces feed costs and increases profitability and increases productive land but also maintains livestock health by avoidance of toxic plants.

This course is suitable for both those already managing existing pastures and those who wish to establish successful new pastures.

Pasture management is relevant for all pastural animals including cattle, goats, sheep and horses.

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction to Pastures
  • The Pasture Plant
  • Pasture Varieties
  • Site Considerations
  • Establishing New Pastures
  • Managing Existing Pastures
  • Managing Stock on Pasture
  • Pasture Management Work Tasks


  • Determine criteria for selecting appropriate varieties of plants for a pasture.
  • Identify characteristics of a pasture plant which are relevant to both making an identification, and to considering its value as a pasture species.
  • Evaluate the potential of given sites for pasture development programs.
  • Explain the procedures used in managing the establishment of pasture.
  • Explain the techniques used in managing pasture which is already been established
  • Assess the commercial and nutritional value of pasture species in the context of farm. animal feed, and determine appropriate ways of managing stock.
  • Develop an appropriate work program for the management of a pasture by a farmer.

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