Weighing Up Your Options – Karamea, February 10th

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Darren and Jennifer Hislop are our hosts for this field day where we will be looking into some of the features of their farm, including their new effluent and in-shed feeding systems.

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Variable milking – the ins and outs

The Hislops use OAD as one of their management tools. Paul Edwards, DairyNZ, will outline some of the practicalities of OAD and alternative variable milking options. He will also talk about the latest research on 3in2 milking at different stages of lactation and the effect of different 3in2 milking times at peak lactation. This information will help you to identify the options that will best suit your business and make the switch successfully.

Supplement feeding this summer

There are multiple factors to consider to get the best results from your feed selections. Megan Hardy, NRM, will talk about the values and merits of different feeds, when and how to feed them, forages versus concentrates, what drives profit from these feeds, and determining how much you can afford to pay.

Effluent – fit for purpose

Are you wondering if your effluent system needs upgrading? The Hislops have put in a new system with a Flexi Tank. They will talk about the process they followed to identify a system that would work on their farm, how they ensured it would be compliant and futureproof, and where they got advice to help them to develop an effective solution.

Free event, all welcome

Morning tea: 10.15 am

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

Event Details

Start date: February 10, 2021

End date: February 10, 2021

Start time: 10:15 a.m.

End time: 01:00 p.m.

Venue: Darren and Jennifer Hislop, 327 Wangapeka Rd, Little Wanganui, Karamea S/N WMP 829

Email: [email protected]

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