Selecting the best strategy
Wade Bell, AG360, will talk about how you can go about selecting the right strategy for your system. What are the pros and cons of each, what do you need to consider, what are the key indices and how do you measure them?
Doug and Tracey have put in a chicory crop for summer feed supply. Hamish Johnstone, Agricom, will take us through how you can select the right crop for your system and how to ensure optimal yields from your chosen crop variety e.g. chicory, brassicas, and maize.
Making top notch silage
There is an art to making silage. Logan Scott, Pioneer, will talk about the tips and tricks for making and storing excellent silage that will provide high quality feed.
Old news or the next best thing? Deferred grazing may seem like something grandad did, but research is indicating it could have a place on modern farms. Wendy Griffiths, DairyNZ, and Ian Butler, who has used it on his farm, will outline what the research has discovered, the benefits it may offer, and how it has panned out in practice.
Free event, all welcome
Morning tea: 10.15 am
Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)