SMASH Conference 2021 – Back Around the Table – Waikato, June 24th

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This year’s programme is an exciting one! We hope to see you there on the day ready to learn, mingle, and be inspired!




Programme 2021

9:00 am Registration Welcome along, great to see you! Let’s have some morning tea.
Morning Session
10:00 – 10:10 am
The conference opens Noldy Rust, SMASH chairperson
Welcome to the 2021 conference.
10:10 – 11:10 am
Global Forecast for the Dairy Industry Miles Hurrell, Fonterra
What is the situation looking like going forward, will it remain positive? What does Fonterra foresee and how is it positioning itself to adapt to future conditions?
11:10 – 11:20 am
Break – time to stretch your legs
11:20 – 12:20 pm
Pastures of the Future Allister Moorhead, Agricom
Climatic conditions, environmental regulation, poor pasture persistence, and the increasingly challenging balancing act between feed supply and demand are making us rethink what we will sow when we renew our pastures. This interactive session will look into the options available to us now and in the pipeline.
12:20 – 1:20 pm
Lunch time
Afternoon Session
1:20 – 2:20 pm
What really influences reproductive performance on farm? Jair Mandriaza, LIC
  Did you meet your herd reproductive targets this season? This session, which will include the data and experiences of local farmers, will explore the key reproductive measures, what they indicate, and the actions you can take to improve your herd’s performance.
2:20 – 2:30 pm
Break – time to stretch your legs
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Eyes on the Prize
Dave Currie
  Dave Currie has led a rich and varied career including: Chef de Mission at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games; race director of the Ironman Triathlon; executive director of the Halberg Trust; and the Manager of the New Zealand Black Caps cricket team. He will share how he, and elite athletes, set meaningful goals and courageously tackle challenges to emerge as winners.
3:30 – 3:40 pm
Noldy Rust, SMASH chairperson
Wrapping up, what have we learned?
3:40 pm Happy hour Let’s have a drink and a nibble.

Event Details

Date: June 24, 2021

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Don Rowlands Centre, Karapiro, Cambridge

Email: [email protected]

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