SMASH: Run by dairy farmers for dairy farmers

SMASH has been set up to help dairy farmers, particularly those with smaller operations, to run successful businesses. We mainly achieve this by running events throughout New Zealand. These give farmers the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills which will stand them in good stead back on their own farms.

We also want to foster a supportive farming community – we are all in it together! SMASH is run by a group of New Zealand dairy farmers with a passion for the industry and for helping to build a strong and sustainable future for dairy farming. Read more

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Our Christmas cakes are all packed up and ready to go to a lucky winner! Today is the last day to enter the draw!

If you and a deserving friend would like a cake make sure you don't miss out. Entering is easy:

* Like our page.
* Tag the friend you would like to get a cake too.

**Multiple entries accepted. Competition closes Friday 6th December. Prize is for two Christmas cakes, one for you and one for your friend (we will need both of the winners' dairy supply numbers). The winner will be picked by a random draw.***

Thanks to Morgans Cakes & portraits for the gorgeous cakes!
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Enjoyed today’s event at Adam and Taryn Pearce’s farm in Taranaki. On reflection a farm walk in the midst of a weather storm wasn’t perhaps well considered ... although to be fair we weren’t expecting Adam to drag a sodden rabble to the furtherest paddocks to admire his cows (we were expecting them in the shed paddock Adam!!). Papers on Variable milking (Paul Edwards, Dairynz), deintensification (David Clark, roving scientist) and winter milking trial (Linda Cruikshank, DTT) will be posted on the SMASH page as soon as I dry out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Smaller Milk and Supply Herds

Don't forget to enter our competition. It closes on Friday!Christmas is coming 🎄! And it is time for our fabulous Christmas cake giveaway! We would like to give you and a dairy farming friend the chance to win a delicious cake. Entering is easy:

* Like our page.
* Tag the friend you would like to get a cake too.

**Multiple entries accepted. Competition closes Friday 6th December. Prize is for two Christmas cakes, one for you and one for your friend (we will need both of the winners' dairy supply numbers). The winner will be picked by a random draw.***
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Here's some more pics from our field day near Otorohanga last week. Thanks heaps to the Woodwards for their hospitality! (And yes, those are goats, they are a sideline the Woodwards are building up to diversify their business). ... See MoreSee Less

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The audience, 2 and 4 legged, is riveted by Nigel McWilliam's (MBS Advisors) presentation in Otorohanga today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Testimonials / See what people say about us

Our Farmers

Mac and Lynda

Passionate about dairying

“SMASH has done a hell of a good job at picking good stuff to listen to. Sometimes you go along thinking “I have heard this all before” but it is amazing what new stuff comes up. You will always get something out of it.”

The Roltons and Rombouts

A helping hand for young farmers

“I went to a SMASH event at Karapiro and there were three big chunks of information presented that we were interested in. There’s your information in three hours, all done.”

Aaron and Tania

Successful relationships the key to success

“We have kind of gone off discussion groups because they tend to just look after our little district. Discussion groups are mainly people checking up on what the neighbours are doing whereas SMASH events are different, we get a lot more from them. I wholeheartedly loved it. It is good getting out of the area too.”

Markus

Living the dairy dream

Markus Woutersen is just starting out on his dairy farming career: he’s in his fourth season sharemilking on the family farm near Cambridge. Although he is at the beginning of his farming journey his passion for farming dates back to his early childhood.

Matt and Sarah-Jane

Strength in smaller numbers

The strong working partnership of smaller herd farmers Matt and Sarah-Jane Yates has been a cornerstone to the success of their farming business. Matt started his career drystock farming on the family block, but its sale enabled him to buy his own property.

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