Two Equine Pasture Courses

Back by popular demand… (this is a repeat of the courses we ran in February 2013)
The New Forest Land Advice Service, in partnership with the New Forest Equine Forum, invites you to attend a two-part evening course in
Equine nutrition and pasture management– how to get the best out of your paddock
Chaired by Fiona Macdonald of the New Forest Equine Forum
Lyndhurst Community Centre
12th and 19th September 2013 – 6.00pm to 9pm
£11.50 to attend both evenings – we recommend you attend both as they are designed as a course.
Tea, coffee, cake – Free Equine Year Planner and Hedgerow Management Guide
Booking only – please go online to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7782753425 or if you do not have access to the internet please call Rachael Bowen on 01590 646632
Evening 1: 12th September 2013
Pasture and land management solutions
– How grasslands work; enhancing and managing them under different conditions – Elizabeth Ranelagh, Campaign for the Farmed Environment, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
– Choosing a seed mix with equine welfare in mind – Elizabeth Ranelagh
– Controlling invasive non-native plants – Catherine Chatters, New Forest Non-native Plants Project
– Hedgerows – how to create the best field edges for wildlife – Julie Stubbs, Land Advice Service
Evening 2: 19th September 2013
Pasture management relating to equine health and nutrition and pasture management solutions
– Equine nutrition and mineral deficiency – Liz Bulbrook, Nutritionist, Baileys Horse Feeds
– Laminitis and Equine Cushings Syndrome – Martin Peaty, Veterinary Surgeon, Partner at The Barn Equine Surgery
– Prevention and control of injurious plants and other weeds (eg. Ragwort, Hemlock Water Dropwort, buttercups) – Seumas Foster, Agronomist
– Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (hedgerows, watercourses, manure, weeds) – Seumas Foster
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The New Forest Land Advice Service is funded by:
Speakers
Elizabeth Ranelagh keeps and breeds horses. She is the Regional Co-ordinator for the Campaign for the Farmed Environment in East Anglia and works for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group. She has written the book ‘Managing grass for Horses – the responsible owner’s guide’ and wrote the Pony Club Guide to Pasture Management in 2010.

Also……

The New Forest Land Advice Service, in partnership with the New Forest Equine Forum, invites you to attend
Advanced equine pasture management solutions
More hints and tips on how to get the best out of your paddock
If you attended our Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management course in February 2013, or if you are booked on to attend the repeat of that course in September, this more in depth, detailed session will also be of interest
Lyndhurst Community Centre
1st October 2013 – 6.00pm to 9pm
£9.00
Tea, coffee, cake
Booking only – please go online to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7845824071 or if you do not have access to the internet please call Rachael Bowen on 01590 646632
Chaired by Fiona Macdonald of the New Forest Equine Forum
Course details
Elizabeth Ranelagh and Simon Draper will be back to talk in more depth and detail about land management techniques and solutions for enhancing and managing grasslands, prevention and control of weeds and any other topics you would like to ask about on the night.
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The New Forest Land Advice Service is funded by:
Speakers
Elizabeth Ranelagh keeps and breeds horses. She is the Regional Co-ordinator for the Campaign for the Farmed Environment in East Anglia and works for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group. She has written the book ‘Managing grass for Horses – the responsible owner’s guide’ and wrote the Pony Club Guide to Pasture Management in 2010.

Recycling Bottles – from NFDC

We are pleased to announce New Forest District Council will shortly be introducing a new kerbside Household Glass Collection Service to your area. The scheme has already been well received by residents and is already proving successful where it has been introduced in the Waterside area.

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over again, and plays a valuable part in helping to reduce our use of natural resources, energy and also saves money. It provides an easier and more convenient option for many residents to get involved in recycling.

Boxes for the glass and information packs will be delivered to households in your area during the week of 9 September and have been designed to make them easy to read and understand. Once in place the scheme will work in the following way:

· Boxes should be stored within the property boundary

· All glass bottles and jars can be put in the box

· Boxes will be collected once every four weeks

· On collection days, boxes should be placed just inside the property boundary by 7am

The black and clear sack rubbish and recycling schemes will stay the same. Bottle banks will remain in place and their usage will be monitored over the coming months.