Spotlight on the System – Lepperton, 3rd December

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Our hosts, Adam and Taryn Pearce, are working to build a farm business which functions well for them financially and as a family. They have combined a flexible milking routine with autumn calving, and they are now winding back their high input system.



Milking to suit

Autumn calving

Adam and Taryn will share their reasons for shifting to autumn calving. How are they transitioning, what have the challenges been so far, what are the benefits? Also, Linda Cruickshank will reveal the results from DTT’s research into winter milking.

Variable milking intervals

How have Adam and Taryn set up their milking regime to suit their situation? Paul Edwards will talk about the research DairyNZ is conducting on 3-in-2 milking, the economics of OAD and systems which are best suited to it.

Dialling down the intensity

Dave Clark (former DairyNZ scientist) will delve into why farmers and analysts have reached different conclusions about the economics of intensification. He will also look at the opportunities to de-intensify and the ‘breakthroughs’ needed in a pasture-based system if severe constraints were imposed on feed inputs or stocking rates.

Free event, all welcome

Morning tea: 10.15 am

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

Event Details

Start date: December 03, 2019

End date: December 03, 2019

Start time: 10:15 a.m.

End time: 01:00 p.m.

Venue: Adam and Taryn Pearce, 101 Te Arei Road East, Lepperton, S/N 43370

Email: [email protected]

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