Get off the farm and have a blast!
An afternoon of a fun and friendly game of paintball.
West Coast Regional Group
Ladies & Gents, come and join us for an afternoon of fun and friendly game of Paintball.
We need 10 players or more for a great game. Perhaps we could have a ladies vs. gents competition?
If this is not for you, our DWN member, but think it is something your other half would love then register them so they can have some fun. But come along to give them side-line support!
The cost is $30 per person, which includes the paintball gun & goggle’s with 100 paintballs. Extra paintballs are $2 for 10.
If you don’t want to be seen then wear old dark clothing. As it can get muddy we advise you to wear old shoes or gumboots.
The address is Omotto Valley Road at Kaiata. The paintball field is just past the sawdust heap. Look out for the red Paintball sign. The field is about 1km from the main road.
There will be spot prizes.
Registration is necessary.
Omotto Valley Road, Kaiata, Greymouth
1pm Start | 5pm Finish
Please register by 17 July at www.dwn.co.nz/events
REGIONAL LEADER CONTACT DETAILS
Michelle Coates | 027 431 3124
Ana Paterson | 027 325 6607
On completion of this qualification trainees will be able to:
- Understand reproductive processes and practises.
- Assist with key on-farm tasks associated with mating and mating management.
- Assist with tasks associated with birth.
- Understand the principles of selection and culling.
- Understand anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
- Assist with the recognition and treatment of relevant livestock health issues.
- Assist with the implantation of prevention programmes for livestock health.
- Understand biosecurity issues in relation to livestock.
- Assist with rearing of animals from birth until weaning, sale and slaughter.
Fonterra’s Purpose and Vision Focus Group
This is your chance to meet with Fonterra to discuss the future of the Co-op. They want to hear what the women have to say.
The purpose of this focus group is to have a general conversation between farmers and Fonterra on how the Co-op can be more flexible in the way it supports your farming businesses, and how it can make it easier for farmers to stay a part of Fonterra.
There will also be discussions to ensure a farmer-led review of their existing Purpose and Vision statements reflect who Fonterra is today and what they stand for as an enduring Co-op, one which both farmers and Fonterra employees feel emotionally connected to and proud of.
61 Bill Richardson Drive, Invercargill
10am Start | 1pm Finish
Please register by 20 July at www.dwn.co.nz/events
Regional Leader Contact Details
Katrina Thomas | 027 485 4395
Successful Calf Rearing
The importance of setting a plan to ensure your season is successful.
Our Network Partner SealesWinslow is proud to bring back their very popular and practical calf rearing module.
This informative module will look at existing best practice as well as new research recently published.
Join SealesWinslow’s ruminant specialist, Wendy Morgan, who’ll be presenting on the following topics:
• Housing and pen set up
• Understand the importance of colostrum and the calf’s requirements
• Evaluate the different calf feed offerings on the market
• Review heifer growth targets and why they are important to the herd’s milk production
This is a must attend event for all those involved in calf rearing. Whether you are new to calf rearing or have more experience, this event is for you!
Presented by: Wendy Morgan, SealesWinslow Nutrition and Quality Manager
9.30am Registration | 10.00am Start | 12.30pm Finish
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY SEALESWINSLOW
REGISTER NOW visit www.dwn.co.nz/events
Focus Day Spetember 2018
Understand the liabilites of being on a farm board
It’s easy to be nominated onto a farm board but do you know what’s involved. Do you understand your risks and responsibilities?
After attending this one day course you will feel confident with the fundamental responsibilities you have as a director and understand the potent benefit that an engaged board can bring to your agribusiness.
Cost: $1080 incl GST
For further details, or to register: Rural Governance Essentials www.iod.org.nz/rural
November Focus Day
The Pasture Summit aims to bring together a piositive and vibrant community of farmers to secure a profitable future for this and the next generation ofdairy farmers and dairy stakeholders.
If you are looking for a place to start when thinking about effluent and its management, this event is for you. If you are changing or upgrading your effluent system this event is for you. If you want to futureproof your farm system this event is for you!
The Effluent Expo showcases everyone you need from conception to completion of your whole farm effluent system. Farm infrastructure design solutions; accredited designers; irrigation specialists; storage or concrete infrastructure containment facilities; flood washing and recycling greenwater; solids separation systems – mechanical and non mechanical; cow housing infrastructure; machinery and contractors for excavations and site preparation, for spreading of effluent.
If you want to learn about new technology and innovation around dairy effluent, and keep ahead of the game – then you need to be there!
With educational and topical seminars being run throughout both days, and all your industry experts in one room, this event is for you to get a head start and start planning.
The Pasture Summit aims to bring together a positive and vibrant community of farmers to secure a profitable future for this and the next generation of dairy farmers and dairy stakeholders.