5-day Holistic Planned Grazing and Herding

Unlock the art of guiding your cattle to the right place, at the right time, and engaging in optimal practices.

We understand the aspirations of small-scale farmers longing for abundant grazing and water resources. While numerous factors contribute to your capacity to generate ample forage and water for your livestock, there are cost-effective methods to significantly enhance grass yield, supporting more animals and aiding water retention in the soil. This, in turn, fosters environmental and community regeneration.

Planned Grazing & Herding Dates

  • 12 -17 February 2024
  • 22-27 April 2024
  • 3-8 June 2024
  • 26-31 August 2024
  • 7-11 October 2024

Course Content

Holistic Management Overview:

What it is, how it can benefit you, your organisation and the communities you serve; why it is key to achieving social, economic and environmental health.

Ranch Tour:

Viewing the land a whole new way; land regeneration principles and evidence of successful restoration.

Community Visit

We visit and engage with a community that are managing their land and livestock holistically.

Land & Social Planning for Grazing:

Mapping grazing “paddocks” and water points, planning social infrastructure (committees, agreements) and physical infrastructure (predator-proof kraals, water storage and delivery for large herds) .

Holistic Planned Grazing:

Getting livestock to the right place at the right time and with the right behavior.

Herding to a Holistic Grazing Plan

Implementing the grazing plan using low-stress herding and handling techniques.

Follow up Support

ACHM also provides follow-up support as graduates implement the programme in communities. Our facilitators have years of experience in implementing programmes themselves and can help build the confidence of graduates as they coach them through challenges they are likely to experience, making sure they learn from them. Additional fees apply.