Lameness – stopping the hop
Lameness is a complex problem with many contributing factors. Neil Chesterton, veterinarian and lameness guru, will explain how to tackle lameness by identifying and managing the risks, which include infrastructure and stock management aspects. His lively presentation will look at the issue from multiple angles, and even if you have years of farming experience you will gain new ideas that are simple to action on your own farm.
Filling the summer gap – diverse pasture and crops
Trying to meet summer feed requirements with traditional pasture mixes is a real headache. We will look at how the Smeaths’ diverse pasture, which includes chicory, fescue, lucerne and cocksfoot, and summer crops, including fodder beet, are holding up this summer. Also, Allister Moorhead, Agricom, will talk about the viable options for Northland, their pros and cons, and how to determine if they will fit your system.
Free event, all welcome
Meet up: 10.15 am
Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)
Covid and taking care of each other
We want everyone to stay safe while they enjoy this event. If you are attending you will need a vaccination certificate, please wear a mask, and when you arrive sign in using the QR code and our attendance sheet. If you are feeling unwell please stay home.