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March
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Lameness Management Workshop - Paeroa

This workshop is designed to give students an overview of issues relating to lameness management and introduce them to the 5 step trimming process according to the Dutch Method.

The workshop has 5 online learning modules totalling 90 minutes which must be completed before the practical trimming day, so bring your gumboots, overalls, warm clothing, lunch, and refreshments.

 

region Waikato
time 09:30AM - 03:30PM
location Paeroa
organisation Dairy Hoofcare Institute
contact-email Sandy or Janice
phone 03 662 6015
website
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Agri-Women's Development Trust Next Level programme

Next Level, is AWDT’s six-month leadership and governance programme for women.

Designed to empower and inspire, Next Level will help you find and foster your strengths, gain clarity on your direction and break through the barriers that hold you back.

You’ll be supported by professional coaches and facilitators who understand rural life and live in your world. Connect and learn alongside other aspiring female leaders from New Zealand’s food and fibre sector and rural communities, gaining the tools and connections to influence and lead into the future.

Next Level is delivered through an innovative mix of face-to-face group modules, online individual learning, individual executive coaching and online facilitated group sessions.

region Bay of Plenty, Lower North Island, Southland/South Otago, Waikato, Canterbury/North Otago
time 02:00AM - 02:00AM
location Christchurch: 19 – 21 March & 10 – 12 September Hawke’s Bay: 21 – 23 May & 12 – 14 November Hamilton: 17 – 19 September & 11 – 13 March 2025 Dunedin: 24 – 26 September & 18 – 20 March 2025
organisation Agri-Women's Development Trust
contact-email Rachel Morgan
phone 06 370 2568
website
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June
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Level 4 Manage Livestock Health, Mating and Parturition course

This interactive, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of feeding cows to maximize production and profitability as well as reporting on the farm’s performance. They will understand the importance of soil fertility, sustainable ways to grow crops and re-grass, pasture production and supplement management. This micro-credential is suited for senior staff involved with feed management and reporting, who want to learn more about this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 9 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 8 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $1,437.50, now only $718.75* 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here. 

region West Coast
time 09:00AM - 03:00PM
location Westcoast
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Karmyn Ingram
website
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Level 3 Assist with Farming Mating, Calving & Neonatal Care

This powerful, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of looking after stock during calving and mating. They will also understand the risks around animal health and welfare including the importance of records, body condition scoring and the checking of calving problems and how to rectify them. Other skills taught include how to feed and monitor calves to ensure success for the future and identifying cows on heat. This micro-credential is suited for anyone new to the industry as well as anyone else involved with calving and mating, who wants to learn the basic skills for this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 5 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 4 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $345.00, now only $172.50* 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here  

region Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Lower North Island, Top of South Island, West Coast, Canterbury/North Otago, Southland/South Otago
time 09:30AM - 03:30PM
location Nationwide - online workshop
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Khushali Jana-Pett
website
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Level 3 Assist with Milk Harvesting and Optimising Milk Quality - Matamata

This exciting, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of optimising milk quality. They will also understand the risks of milk harvesting including the importance of maintenance, hygiene and udder health. This micro-credential is suited for anyone new to the industry as well as anyone else involved with milking, who wants to learn the basic skills for this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 5 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 3 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $747.50, now only $373.75*. 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here  

region Waikato
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location Matamata
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Miranda Milne
website
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Level 3 Milk Harvester course with Primary ITO - Up to 50% off* fees!

This exciting, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of optimising milk quality. They will also understand the risks of milk harvesting including the importance of maintenance, hygiene and udder health. This micro-credential is suited for anyone new to the industry as well as anyone else involved with milking, who wants to learn the basic skills for this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 5 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 3 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $747.50, now only $373.75*. 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here

region Bay of Plenty
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location Rotorua
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Sarah Barber
website
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Introducing our BRAND-NEW Hands-on Milk Quality Workshop for the Top of the South.

This exciting, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of optimising milk quality. They will also understand the risks of milk harvesting including the importance of maintenance, hygiene and udder health. This micro-credential is suited for anyone new to the industry as well as anyone else involved with milking, who wants to learn the basic skills for this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 5 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 3 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $747.50, now only $373.75*. 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here  

region Top of South Island
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location Nelson
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Kirstie Dodds
website
July
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Level 3 Calving and Mating - up to 50% off* fees!

This powerful, hands-on programme will teach learners the value of looking after stock during calving and mating. They will also understand the risks around animal health and welfare including the importance of records, body condition scoring and the checking of calving problems and how to rectify them. Other skills taught include how to feed and monitor calves to ensure success for the future and identifying cows on heat. This micro-credential is suited for anyone new to the industry as well as anyone else involved with calving and mating, who wants to learn the basic skills for this aspect of farming. 

This micro-credential takes 5 months to complete. 

Learners are required to attend 4 workshop days. 

Domestic fee was $345.00, now only $172.50* 

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here

region Southland/South Otago
time 12:00PM - 04:30PM
location Southland
organisation Primary ITO
contact-email Latisha Nicholas
website

AgriHealth Mastitis Management - Otautau

Practical advice on how farmers can save money, produce more milk of higher quality and achieve milk premiums

• How to effectively minimise, monitor & manage
mastitis
• Learn how thousands of NZ farmers have reduced
antibiotic usage by >20% and improved their
mastitis cure rates
• Using herd test data to reduce bulk milk somatic
cell count
• Tips on how to manage Staph. aureus
• Insights from >100,000 New Zealand mastitis
test results
• What’s happening in the area with mastitis?
Local insights from mastitis data in your area

Otautau
WHEN: Thursday 25th July
12:00pm-1:00pm 
followed    by    lunch
WHERE: Otautau Hotel, 
167 Main Street, Otautau
WHO’S INVITED
Dairy    farm    owners and managers interested in practical tips and tricks to improve their mastitis management and make more milk of higher quality

RSVP BY 25th June: email - rachael@agrihealth.co.nz
or call/text 021821645

region Southland/South Otago
time 11:45AM - 01:00PM
location Otautau - Southland
organisation AgriHealth
contact-email Rachael Powell
phone 021821645
website
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August
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Bay of Plenty Branch: Enabling NZ primary product trade options into the future

Find out what current science is being carried out and the future direction of science. from Scion, AgResearch and DairyNZ.

Our panelists of speakers will cover:

  • How science can help reduce barriers for exporters into markets, increase value of products and ensure resilience of primary sector businesses
  • Current research that is addressing current and future barriers, supporting business or product attributes, or using food and fibre in a value add
  • What would/could help achieve the above and any barriers
region Bay of Plenty
time 04:00PM - 06:30PM
location Arikikapakapa Golf Rotorua 399 Fenton Street Rotorua
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
phone 027 514 0902
website

Brunch on Us - NUKUHOU

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!
 
🍳 Why should you come?
Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!
Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.
Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.
Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.
Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.
 
👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!
region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Nukuhou North Settlers Hall, 1666 SH6, Nukuhou
organisation Rural Support Trust Bay of Plenty
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
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Brunch on Us - OPOTIKI

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Farmsource Store, 83 Church Street, Opotiki
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - EDGECUMBE

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Edgecumbe Farmsource Store, 33 Bridge Street, Edgecumbe
organisation Rural Support Trust Bay of Plenty
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - PAENGAROA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Paengaroa Hall, 4 Old Coach Road, Paengaroa
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - REREWHAKAIITU

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Rerewhakaiitu Domain, Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaiitu
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - ROTORUA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Farmsource Store, 40 Marguerita Street, Rotorua
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - TIROHANGA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Waikato, Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Tirohanga Settlers Hall, 839 Tirohanga Road, Tirohanga
organisation Rural Support Trust Bay of Plenty
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - NGAKURU

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Waikato, Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Ngakuru Hall, 939 Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - REPOROA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Waikato, Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Farmsource Store 40 Marguerita Street, Rotorua
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - KAHAROA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Kaharoa Community Hall, 310 Kaharoa Road, Kaharoa
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer
September

Brunch on Us - GALATEA

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Farmsource Store, Horomanga Road, Galatea
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Brunch on Us - KATIKATI

Join us for our "Brunch on Us" events, designed to bring our awesome rural community together. Whether you're knee-deep in dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture, or honey, this event is for you and your family!

🍳 Why should you come?

Enjoy a Free Hearty Breakfast: Start your morning with a nutritious, hearty meal prepared just for you!

Step Away from Daily Grind: Take a well-deserved break from your farm or orchard routines.

Network and Connect: Meet other locals in the industry, share stories, and strengthen community ties.

Focus on Wellbeing: We’re dedicated to supporting your wellbeing with resources and practical support available on-site.

Bring your workers, family, and even the farm dog (jokes) along for a morning of food and fun. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax, recharge.

📅 Mark your calendar for the Brunch on Us in your region. Spread the word and let's have a great turnout!

👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 See you there!

A massive thank you to our sponsors
Fonterra FMG Ministry for Primary Industries Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farm Source Rural Support Trust- Bay of Plenty

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:00PM
location Carl's Shed, 299 Lockington Road, Aongatete, Katikati
organisation Rural Support Trust
contact-email Jodie Craig
phone 021948119
view-flyer

Owl Farm September Focus Day

A range of seasonally relevant topics TBC

Everyone welcome – lunch provided

region Bay of Plenty, Waikato
time 10:30AM - 01:00PM
location 1716 Cambridge Road Follow Hanlin Road from the velodrome roundabout
organisation Owl Farm
contact-email enquiries@owlfarm.nz
phone +64 21712680
website
October

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Stratford on 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct and 13 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Taranaki
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Stratford
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Gore on 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov and 19 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Gore
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Feilding on 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, and 19 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Feilding
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Te Puke on 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov and 20 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Te Puke
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Matamata on 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov and 28 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Waikato
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location Matamata
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Business by the Numbers

Step through the process of preparing and monitoring accurate farm budgets to stay on top of farm finances. Have confidence in achieving longer-term goals such as self-employment or growing your farming business.

  • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
  • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
  • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
  • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
  • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
  • Balance learning with other commitments
  • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits).

This free course includes 3 part days in Gore (15 Oct, 29 Oct and 12 Nov).

Find out more and enrol

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 02:30PM
location Gore
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Business by the Numbers

Step through the process of preparing and monitoring accurate farm budgets to stay on top of farm finances. Have confidence in achieving longer-term goals such as self-employment or growing your farming business.

  • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
  • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
  • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
  • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
  • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
  • Balance learning with other commitments
  • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits).

This free course includes 3 part-days in Feilding on 15 Oct, 29 Oct and 12 Nov.

Find out more and enrol

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 02:00PM
location Feilding
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Gordonton on 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov and 26 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Gordonton
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Business by the Numbers

Step through the process of preparing and monitoring accurate farm budgets to stay on top of farm finances. Have confidence in achieving longer-term goals such as self-employment or growing your farming business.

  • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
  • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
  • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
  • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
  • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
  • Balance learning with other commitments
  • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits).

This free course includes 3 part days in Te Puke on 16 Oct, 30 Oct and 13 Nov.

Find out more and enrol

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 02:00PM
location Te Puke
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Reporoa on 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov and 28 Nov. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Reporoa
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Ngatea on 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov and 3 Dec. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Ngatea
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Farm Environmental Planning

Regulations state that all pastoral or arable land use of more than 20 hectares will require a Freshwater Farm Plan (FFP). The Farm Environmental Planning course will get farmers well on the way to fulfilling these requirements.

The course will cover:

  • Regulations and consent requirements applicable to a farm business
  • Understanding the effect of the four contaminants on water quality and ecology
  • Understanding the influence of farm practices on nutrient budgets and water quality
  • 21 Good Farm Management Practices
  • Identifying risk and risk management

This free course is suitable for managers, sharemilkers, contract milkers and farm owners and includes 4 in-person workshops (22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov and 3 Dec) and between class contact.

Find out more and enrol

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Gordonton
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Business by the Numbers

Step through the process of preparing and monitoring accurate farm budgets to stay on top of farm finances. Have confidence in achieving longer-term goals such as self-employment or growing your farming business.

  • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
  • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
  • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
  • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
  • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
  • Balance learning with other commitments
  • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits).

This free course includes 3 part-days in Ashburton on 1 Nov, 15 Nov and 29 Nov. 

Find out more and enrol

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 02:30PM
location Ashburton
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768
November

Dairy Training Limited - Business by the Numbers

Step through the process of preparing and monitoring accurate farm budgets to stay on top of farm finances. Have confidence in achieving longer-term goals such as self-employment or growing your farming business.

  • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
  • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
  • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
  • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
  • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
  • Balance learning with other commitments
  • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits).

This free course includes 6 sessions (Thursdays, 7pm to 9pm). Enrolments close one week before each course’s start date.

Find out more and enrol

region National Events
time 07:00PM - 09:00PM
location Online
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Dairy Training Limited - Contract Milking

In partnership with Federated Farmers of New Zealand and DairyNZ, this Contract Milking course will cover:

  • Building an understanding of how a contract works, including obligations and responsibilities for both parties
  • Assessing the financial viability of a contract milking or VOSM position
  • Knowing the top things that trip up contract milkers
  • Ensuring you are making money out of contract milking
  • How to assess different contract milking opportunities and make good decisions
  • Understanding the value of independent advice when negotiating a contract and being self-employed
  • Building awareness of issues and risks and how to manage and mitigate them

This free course includes 4 in-person workshops (10am to 3pm) and 2 online drop-in sessions. In-person workshops will take place in Ashburton on 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 6 Dec and 13 Dec. The two online drop-in session dates are TBC.

Find out more and enrol

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Ashburton
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Owl Farm November Focus Day

A range of seasonally relevant topics TBC

Everyone welcome – lunch provided

region Bay of Plenty, Waikato
time 11:30AM - 02:00PM
location 1716 Cambridge Road Follow Hanlin Road from the velodrome roundabout
organisation Owl Farm
contact-email enquiries@owlfarm.nz
phone +64 21712680
website
December
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Advanced Hoof Care Course -- Ashburton

This course is aimed at those who are serious about minimising lameness on their farm through gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the contributing factors, as well as becoming competent in the technical aspects of hoof trimming. If you would like to become a professional hoof trimmer, or more competent on farm when treating your herds hooves or add a specific skill to your veterinary practice to offer to your clients then this course is for you.

This is an intensive 5 day course that covers both the theory and the practice of hoof care and hoof trimming techniques led by our director Fred Hoekstra, who is New Zealand’s only fully qualified hoof care instructor.

region Northland, Bay of Plenty, Lower North Island, West Coast, Southland/South Otago, Waikato, Taranaki, Top of South Island, Canterbury/North Otago
time 09:30AM - 06:00PM
location Ashburton
organisation Dairy Hoofcare Institute
contact-email Sandy or Janice
phone 03 662 6015
website