Fresh Farming Tactics – Kawakawa, February 7th

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At this day we are going to visit Bella Vacca Jerseys to investigate how you can make more out of your farm business, whether it is through introducing another business or sideline, or by optimising your pasture production.

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Cows and more

Although dairying is still the primary business of our farmer speakers, they also pursue other ways of making a living, including: farm gate milk sales, horticulture, contracting, and honey production. Colin Wrennal, Aurora Consulting, will facilitate an interactive discussion which will take you through the journey from thinking up a good idea, then analysing whether it is feasible, and putting it into action.

Primo pasture

Don and Kirsten Watson have made significant changes to their South Head farm since moving to Northland in June 2017. As part of DairyNZ’s Tiller Talk programme, and with support from agronomist Kyle Gardyne, they are focused on increasing the pasture eaten per hectare. Don will share what he has learned, and his decision rules for refining their farm business.

Farm security

We will finish up with a quick session on farm security. On average there are about 54,000 reported burglaries in New Zealand every year. Rural crime is on the rise and prevention is the best policy. We will cover what you can do to protect your family, community, and property from crime.

Free event, all welcome

Morning tea: 10.15 am

Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)

Protect our industry

Clean footwear and vehicles at our field day will reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.

Event Details

Start date: February 07, 2019

End date: February 07, 2019

Start time: 10:15 a.m.

End time: 01:00 p.m.

Venue: Gavin Hogarth and Jody Hansen, 598 Pokapu Rd, Kawakawa, S/N 10931

Phone: Gavin Hogarth 021 835 292

Email: [email protected]

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