DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum 2019

Event Details

  • DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum 2019
  • Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon St, Rotorua

DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum 2019

Date: Friday 24 May
Location: Holiday Inn, 10 Tryon St, Rotorua

Farmers’ Forum 2019

Future perspectives… local and global impact
What does the future hold for New Zealand’s dairy sector?

Hear from thought-provoking speakers
Gain insight into the latest dairy science for a positive future
Take part in regionally tailored practical workshops
Have a drink with some mates.
FREE for levy-paying farmers and their staff.

Win a $100 prezzy card! Simply register by 10 May 2019 to go in the draw.

Register now

Guest speakers

  • Dr Matt Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, Robotics Plus Limited (RPL) – Developing robotic and automation solutions for the global agri and horticultural industries. Matt has a PhD in molecular biology.
  • Mike Petersen, NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy – Where the world is heading and what this means for the sector.
  • Graeme Doole, Principal Economist, DairyNZ – Domestic opportunities; factors affecting the future of dairying specifically BOP, insights from an economist.

Select two from four workshops.

  • Our People our Future – Future farm systems that are more people friendly.
  • Feeding for Profit – Are you making money from milk or milk from money? This workshop discusses the success factors for profitable feed usage.
  • Resilient Businesses have More Options – Capital gain can no longer be relied upon for future wealth creation. Look at what is being achieved by top performers in our region.
  • Dairying in a Better Landscape – Gain a deeper understanding of the connection between various Regional Council expectations and robust science, and how this helps drive farmer behaviour change to farm within limits.

Science Snapshots

  • HME Ryegrass – Progress Towards Proof of Concept.
  • Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching – Nitrogen – Against the Odds – High production with low environmental footprint.
  • Fertility Herd and Breeding Worth – Finding new traits to improve cow genetic merit for fertility.
  • Tightening up our Belch – How we’ll reduce our methane emissions.
  • Plantain – Cool Herbs, not Spices: Plantain-based pastures for production and environmental benefits.