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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Fantastic Field Day and venue at Te Puke and our next event is happening in Ngarua tomorrow.... topics are Repro review, feed budgeting and a hands on BCS session. www.facebook.com/events/401365950624071/?ti=icl ... See MoreSee Less

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Smaller Milk and Supply Herds

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fyi...Good news. The Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Crimes Amendment Bill has been passed, which means greater penalties for animal thieves, including up to seven years in prison.

The Bill will also introduce additional offences around unlawful entry to land used for agricultural purposes.
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Noldy is feeling upbeat, as you will see when you read his latest blog post which covers: recent rain, handing another daughter over to a life partner, a 300 day grazing round, and the effects of recent supplementary feeding on his FEI.
www.smallerherds.co.nz/finally-some-rain-noldy-rust/
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RECENT BLOG POSTS / What have our farmers been doing?

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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