Jolanda Amoore, farm manager, will outline the research currently being conducted on Massey No.1, and talk about its unique situation – bordering an urban area where there is extensive exposure to non-farming public scrutiny.
Variable milking intervals
The herd is milked OAD on Massey No.1. Jolanda will share her insights on using OAD, how does it fit their system, and what are its pros and cons?
Gray Beagley, DairyNZ, will talk about variable milking options. What are the pluses and minuses of each, and how do you determine which would best suit your business? Then how do you make the switch successfully, and how will it impact on your production and profitability? Gray will go through aspects you need to analyse before implementation.
Mastitis management – a changing landscape
With antibiotic resistance looming large as an issue, mastitis management strategies are changing, particularly at drying off. Lisa Whitfield, Massey University, will talk about: identifying the mastitis risk on your farm, the milking machine and its influence on mastitis, practical ways to reduce mastitis, and the latest advice on drying off.
Free event, all welcome
Morning tea: 10.15 am
Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)