Oregon State University Extension experts say that research shows that there’s a benefit to year-round grazing of sheep on vineyards.
OSU will present a program entitled “Grazing Sheep in Vineyards and Beyond” Aug. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, Ore.
“Recent research has shown incredible benefits of using sheep year-round in properly designed/retrofitted vineyards, including increased net profitability per acre from the vineyard as well as the livestock, increased soil fertility, and reduced labor costs as well as fewer tractor passes, elimination of tillage and reduced needs for fertilizer.”
Kelly Mulville of Paicines Ranch, and who is also a Holistic Management International certified educator, will be the presenter.
The cost of the event is $20 for one participant, or $30 for two from the same farm. To register, go to the event website.