Making the most from less
Frankie and Stu are focussed on remaining profitable while minimising nitrogen use and milking OAD. Dave Clark (former DairyNZ scientist) will look at the opportunities and challenges of de-intensifying, mainly by reducing your feed inputs and/or stocking rate, and the outcomes of doing it.
Jair Mandriaza, LIC, will go through the various strategies you can use to maximise your breeding policy’s benefits, and reduce bobby numbers e.g. all AI, sexed semen, specialist beef breeds (like Wagyu). What are the pros and cons, how can you determine which options are the best fit for your farm system? Owl Farm has been trialling a variety of these strategies, Tom Buckley, farm manager, will share their experiences and the data they have collected.
Planting it up
Jackson Efford, BOPRC, will talk about what you need to consider when planning riparian planting on your farm, actioning your plan, and how to make sure you get the best results. What are the potential pitfalls and how can you avoid them? What options work best? What funding is available to support you?
Free event, all welcome
Morning tea: 10.15 am
Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)