Pastured Sheep Farming in Whatcom County

05/16/19 - 06:00 pm

Field Walk: Pastured Sheep Farming

Thursday, May 16th

6:00-8:00 PM

Lydia's Place

4269 Y Road

All livestock and equine managers can benefit from rotational grazing. Join Whatcom Conservation District on a field walk at Lydia’s Flock, a thirty-five acre pasture based fiber sheep farm. Learn how Lydia and her family use intensive grazing to improve forage quality and protect soil and water resources. Doug Bajema of Northwest Tractor Services will share tips to maintain perennial grass & clover pastures using over seeding, no-till practices, soil testing and nutrient budgeting. The workshop will also feature Amber Van Hove of Northwest Shearing. Amber is a certified shearer through the University of California. While she is based in Whatcom County, she travels to small farms and flocks in Northwest Washington State and the Fraser Valley, BC. Amber uses the New Zealand method of shearing for humane treatment and care of your flock. 

RSVP (encouraged):

Corina Cheever

ccheever@whatcomcd.org or (360) 526-2381 ext. 104

 

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