The Neil Dennis EventDate: Monday, December 3, 2012
Neil Dennis, a widely traveled and recognized grazier and expert on the
benefits of high density grazing is scheduled to be the feature speaker at
the Dec. 3rd, 2012 conference at the Gage County Fairgrounds in Beatrice,
Hosted by Five Rivers RC&D and the Southeast Nebraska Grassland Association (SENGA), the “Neil
Dennis Event: A Focus on Animal Density and Impacts as Management Tools” will highlight Dennis’
grazing practices and techniques for high density grazing. Traveling all the way from Saskatchewan,
Canada, Dennis has presented in seven Canadian provinces and throughout the United States. He
has developed a system to move 1,000-plus head of cattle easily with minimal stress. His practices
have improved carrying capacity by 300 to 400%.
The one day conference will begin at 9 am and conclude at 5 pm with dinner following the event.
Topics included in Dennis’ presentation include:
•Building soil health with high stock density grazing.
•Pasture and water layouts, livestock water needs.
•Tools and equipment needed to make the process easier.
•Bale grazing, swatch grazing, winter watering.
•Modifications to corrals to make cattle flow.
•Manure patties in high-intensity grazing.
•Types of cattle that work for you.
The conference is designed to allow participants ample time for networking and question-and-
answer sessions. Registration for the event is $75.00 per person, with a discounted rate of $40.00 for each
additional family member or business partner. The registration fee includes breaks, lunch, and dinner.
This discounted price is made possible through the sponsorships of the following entities:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Crete Lumber and Farm Supply, Nebraska Sustainable
Agriculture Society, Tecumseh Lumber, Savery Feed, Farm Credit Services of America, the Nebraska
Grazing Land Coalition, Southeast Design, Co., Booth Feed and Supply Company, Farmers
Cooperative –Dorchester and Plymouth, NE, Tecumseh Animal Clinic, Carson National Bank,
Eggers Brothers, Inc., Homestead Land, Inc., Dean Seed-Pioneer Seed, E Energy Adams, Farm
Bureau Financial Services-Curtis Spilker, Southeast Nebraska Cooperative, Oregon Trail Equipment,
Sapp Bros Petroleum, Inc., Don Kracke Realty, Town & Country Vet Clinic, Pinnacle Bank, Roehr’s
Machinery, State Bank of Table Rock, Beatrice 77 Livestock, and Animal Health International
(Formally Lextron Animal Health).
Walk-Ins are welcome depending upon seating availability – To guarantee your seat, call
today! For more information, contact the Five Rivers R&CD at 402-335-3347 or email