Pastures play an important role in the life and management of Australian horses. A well-managed pasture is a highly valuable source of nutrition as well as a safe place for exercise. Unfortunately, many Australian horse pastures are of poor quality, being overstocked, and infested with weeds and internal parasites.
A pasture is defined as a plant community which is grazed by livestock. Plants involved need to compete for light, water and nutrients, and also needed to withstand varying degrees of defoliation and trampling if they are to survive.
Plants are in a pasture to provide forage and the productivity of the plants, the seasonal distribution of the production and its quality; all have significant influence on livestock.
Many happy graduates go on to enrol in Certificate in Equine Nutrition as it makes sense!
Subjects covered in the certificate are:
- Introduction to pastures
- Horse pastures
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