Learn about pasture management

  • Find out how to keep your paddocks full of grass rather than weeds at a conference in Suffolk

    If you want to make the most of your paddocks this year, while avoiding dangers such aslaminitis and grass sickness, then don’t miss Suffolk Agricultural Association’s first equine conference.

    The conference takes place at the Suffolk Trinity Rooms on the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich on Thursday 7 March, starting at 6.30pm. Paddock Maintenance Company is sponsoring the event.

    Subjects under discussion will include paddock management and maintenance, weed control including the removal of ragwort and the latest research into grass sickness and laminitis.

    “Effective management of paddocks is vital if horses are to thrive while at grass,” says Nichola Gregory of the BHS, who will be speaking at the conference. “Ragwort is of particular concern to us. Everyone has to take responsibility for their land whetherit’s 5000 acres or just a back yard.”

    Tickets cost £10 to SAA members and £12 for non-members.

    For information, contact Hannah Williams (tel: 01473 726847).

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