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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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May
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Evening Online Drop In Support sessions

Moving Day is one of the busiest times of the year for farmers, so we're hosting evening online drop-in sessions that you can join in from the comfort of your home.

Grab a cuppa and join us online to have your NAIT and TBfree queries answered by a panel of experts, including an OSPRI regional partner, a support centre team member, a vet and a field services manager.

 We're hosting five sessions, with the first one taking place at 7pm on Wednesday 22 May.

 To find out more and to register your interest, check out the link below

region Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Lower North Island, Top of South Island, West Coast, Canterbury/North Otago, Southland/South Otago
time 07:00PM - 08:00PM
location Online via Teams
organisation OSPRI New Zealand
contact-email Fiona Caldwell
phone 0273109515
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

CalvingSmart - Putāruru

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Hodderville Farms Events Centre, 974 Old Taupo Road, Putāruru
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Sophie Miller
phone 0228513260
website

CalvingSmart - Oxford

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation 
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Numbers are limited, so register now!

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Venue sent out on registration
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Ross Bishop
phone 027 563 1785
website

Calf Rearing Expo – Southland

Although we only work with calves for the first 3-4 months of life, as calf rearers we have the greatest opportunity to influence the lifetime productivity of these animals. Join us to get a better understanding of what you can do in the first 12 weeks to improve calf survival, growth rates and ultimately, lifetime productivity. 

Feel prepared and ready for the calf rearing season as SealesWinslow and AgriVantage take you through best practice to maximise calves’ potential right from Day 1. We will have a panel discussion with a local dairy farmer to share their learning and experiences.     

And with expo stands from sector organisations around the room, there will be plenty of experts in animal care and nutrition to call on for advice, all under one roof.  

Is this event for me?   

This expo is for anyone with an interest in raising happy and healthy calves, while at the same time in supporting their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their team during the calving season.   

What topics will be covered?   

  • How the first 12 weeks impacts lifetime productivity – what’s the potential opportunity? 
  • Shed set up: ventilation, bedding and biosecurity.    
  • Calf pick up and navel care. 
  • Colostrum – the single most important aspect of calf rearing. 
  • Feeding calves for lifetime performance – managing liquid and hard feeds to support optimal growth and rumen development. 
  • Stress free weaning.    

 This expo is brought to you by SealesWinslow and AgriVantage.  

Event Timing:

9.30am – Registration / Morning Tea | 10.o0am Workshop Start | 2.30pm Workshop Finish

Cost $20.00

region Southland/South Otago
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location ILT Stadium Southland Surrey Park Road, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Culverden

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation 
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Numbers are limited, so register now!

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Venue sent out on registration
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Ross Bishop
phone 027 563 1785
website

CalvingSmart - Cambridge

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.


This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum


This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to prevent the spread of disease, pest or weed.

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Kaipaki Hall, 530 Kaipaki Road, Ōhaupō 3881
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Sophie Miller
phone 0228513260
website

Animal effluent information session - Weston

Join the Otago Regional Council and industry experts in a free dairy effluent information session on 18 June held in Weston — Weston Community Hall, 20 Main Street, 1-3pm.

This session provides information about new animal effluent rules, with
primary reference to dairy effluent systems.

ORC staff and industry experts will provide guidance and on-farm solutions.

We invite all dairy farmers, industry professionals and advisors to our
meeting to join in the conversations.

Register for this free event now: www. orc.govt.nz/effluentevent

There are also sessions in Milton (19 June) and Tapanui (25 June).

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 01:00PM - 03:00PM
location Weston Community Hall, 20 Main Street, Weston.
organisation Otago Regional Council
contact-email Catchments team
phone 0800 474 082
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

CalvingSmart - Grey Valley

Unfortunately, this workshop is all full and we're no longer taking registrations.

region West Coast
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location This workshop is now full
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Dan O'Keefe
phone 027 808 0133

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive this Calving - Tararua

Come along and hear from the experts on how you and your team can better look after yourselves and each other through one of the toughest times of the season. We will cover:

  • Eating well - What does your body need to keep going and how you can prepare quick, easy and nutritious food when cooking is the last thing you want to do!
  • Keeping fit - Look after your number 1 asset, YOU! What can you do to physically prepare and to help prevent sprains and strains when things get physically demanding
  • Being practical - Learn what are the policies you can put in place now to make for smooth sailing, and what are some hot tips to make life easier?
  • Staying sane - Keeping your cool and spirits up when the pressure comes on

Lunch provided: a sampling of the yummy, nutritious things you can easily make to keep yourself fuelled through calving. Please RSVP to Brianna Hull on 021 244 3428 to help our sponsors cater for you.

region Lower North Island
time 10:30AM - 01:00PM
location Mangamaire Hall, 192 Tutaekara Road, Mangamaire, Pahiatua
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Brianna Hull
phone 021 244 3428

Animal effluent information session - Toko

Join the Otago Regional Council and industry experts in a free dairy effluent information session on 19 June held in Milton — Toko Rugby Club, Union Street, 1-3pm.

This session provides information about new animal effluent rules, with
primary reference to dairy effluent systems.

ORC staff and industry experts will provide guidance and on-farm solutions.

We invite all dairy farmers, industry professionals and advisors to our
meeting to join in the conversations.

Register for this free event now: www. orc.govt.nz/effluentevent

There are also sessions in Weston (18 June) and Tapanui (25 June).

region Southland/South Otago
time 01:00PM - 03:00PM
location Toko Rugby Club, Milton
organisation Otago Regional Council
contact-email Catchments team
phone 0800 474 082
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

NARF Field Day 2024

Join us on farm, we'll hear from: 

  • Jacqueline Rowarth (DairyNZ Director) on what is happening in the GHG regulations space
  • Wayne McNee (CEO AgriZero NZ) on Upcoming GHG Technologies
  • Kim Robinson & Chris Boom on 2023/24 financial results from NARF trial, Nitrogen responses and impact on clover and performance of alternative pasture species

Our farm walk this year will also review the new covered feed pad - design and costings.

10am for a hot drink with a 10:15am start into presentations.

 

Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to prevent the spread of disease, pest or weed.

region Northland
time 10:00AM - 01:00PM
location Northland Agricultural Research Farm, 531 State Highway 12, Dargaville. SN 18377
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Hamish Matthews
phone 021 242 5719

CalvingSmart - Dunsandel

Unfortunately, this workshop is all full and we're no longer taking registrations.

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location This workshop is now full
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Alex Perrott
phone 027 379 8069

CalvingSmart - Whitikahu

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

region Waikato
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Whitikahu Hall, 755 Whitikahu Road, Whitikahu
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Sophie Miller
phone 0228513260
website

NZIPIM Webinar: Science priorities to continue progressing NZ dairy farming

Nicolas Lyons will be sharing DairyNZ’s science priorities and programmes that are tackling the key challenges and opportunities to continue progressing a positive future for New Zealand dairy farming. He will share why we do it, how we do it and who we do it with.

region
time 12:00PM - 01:00PM
location Webinar
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
phone 0275140902
website

Fonterra End of Season Dinner Te Puke

Annual Dinner and season celebration for Fonterra Owners/Farmers

region Bay of Plenty
time 05:30PM - 10:00PM
location Citizens RSA Club Te Puke, 179 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
organisation Fonterra
contact-email Jen Carter
phone 64272044603

Calf Rearing Expo – Taranaki

Although we only work with calves for the first 3-4 months of life, as calf rearers we have the greatest opportunity to influence the lifetime productivity of these animals. Join us to get a better understanding of what you can do in the first 12 weeks to improve calf survival, growth rates and ultimately, lifetime productivity. 

Feel prepared and ready for the calf rearing season as SealesWinslow and AgriVantage take you through best practice to maximise calves’ potential right from Day 1. We will have a panel discussion with a local dairy farmer to share their learning and experiences.     

And with expo stands from sector organisations around the room, there will be plenty of experts in animal care and nutrition to call on for advice, all under one roof.  

Is this event for me?   

This expo is for anyone with an interest in raising happy and healthy calves, while at the same time in supporting their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their team during the calving season.   

What topics will be covered?   

  • How the first 12 weeks impacts lifetime productivity – what’s the potential opportunity? 
  • Shed set up: ventilation, bedding and biosecurity.    
  • Calf pick up and navel care. 
  • Colostrum – the single most important aspect of calf rearing. 
  • Feeding calves for lifetime performance – managing liquid and hard feeds to support optimal growth and rumen development. 
  • Stress free weaning.    

 This expo is brought to you by SealesWinslow and AgriVantage.  

Event Timing:

9.30am – Registration / Morning Tea | 10.o0am Workshop Start | 2.30pm Workshop Finish

Cost $20.00

region Taranaki
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location TET Multisports Centre Portia Street Stratford
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Ashburton (morning session)

Unfortunately, this workshop is all full and we're no longer taking registrations.

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location This workshop is now full
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Heather Donaldson
phone 027 593 4124

CalvingSmart - Ashburton (afternoon session)

Unfortunately, this workshop is all full and we're no longer taking registrations.

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 12:30PM - 04:00PM
location This workshop is now full
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Heather Donaldson
phone 027 593 4124

CalvingSmart - Hawera

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

 

region Taranaki
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Hawera Community Centre, 66 Albion Street, Hawera
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Katie Starsmore
website

BrightSIDE 2024

BrightSIDE is to inspire and attract dairying's future decision makers to the South Island Dairy Event (SIDE), provide them with skills, tools and knowledge to succeed and thrive in a dynamic industry.

BrightSIDE is all about inspiring, encouraging and uplifting those starting out in dairying to show them the positive side and the opportunities that a dairying career can provide. It will give attendees the drive and confidence in themselves to progress.

Watch this space for further details as they come to hand.

region West Coast, Southland/South Otago, Top of South Island, Canterbury/North Otago
time 09:00AM - 04:00PM
location Lincoln University Lincoln
organisation BrightSIDE
contact-email Tineka Johnstone
website
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South Island Dairy Event 2024 - Save the date

The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is a two-day conference for farmers, led by farmers.

Established in 1998 we provide a forum for those involved in the South Island dairy industry to evaluate and apply knowledge, skills and technology to their business.

The SIDE 2024 Events Committee is working on speakers, workshop topics and keynote speakers. Watch this space for more details as they come to hand.

region West Coast, Southland/South Otago, Top of South Island, Canterbury/North Otago
time 09:00AM - 04:00PM
location Lincoln University Lincoln
organisation South Island Dairy Event (SIDE)
contact-email Tineka Johnstone
website

First Aid On Farms Course – East Waikato & Hauraki Plains

Join us for a First Aid on Farms course!

This course has been tailored for our members by Practical Training Solutions in consultation with farmers. It was developed based on a First Aid Needs Assessment for New Zealand dairy farms to meet WorkSafe compliance requirements. This practical first aid training will focus on scenario work, covering the most likely first aid emergencies encountered on farms. It is designed for everyone working on your farm.

What will be covered:

  • Practical first aid skills such as stopping severe bleeding, managing burns, stabilising limbs, and fractures
  • CPR and shock
  • First aid equipment
  • Scenario work (quad bike rollover, crushing by animal)
  • Dealing with first aid emergencies when working in isolation, cold and remote environments
  • Getting help

Important Information:

  • Limited spaces available
  • Morning-tea provided
  • Lunch included
  • Participants will receive a first aid certificate

Event timings:
Registration – 
9:45am
Start – 10:00 am
Finish – 2:30pm

Cost: $185.00

RSVP: 21 June

region Waikato
time 09:45AM - 02:30PM
location Tahuna Tavern 17 Pioneer Road, Tahuna, Waikato, 3373
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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TRACTOR SMART SKILLS DAY - Woodlands

TRACTOR SMART SKILLS DAY

This Skills Day is suitable for farm workers who can operate a tractor but need more skill and confidence to work safely & efficiently while taking good care of your costly asset.

Our 6-hour practical course will give learners insight & practical skills in the following:

·      Health & Safety obligations regarding operating a tractor on farm & driving on public roads.

·      Understanding the controls in the cab

·       Driving skills and techniques on various terrain and in various conditions (4WD, gear selection and top-heavy loads)

·       Understand towing loads

·       The use of FEL attachments

·       How to connect and disconnect FEL attachments

·       How to connect and disconnect implements (mower, bale feeder, wagon)

·       How to smartly use hydraulic connections at the rear

·       Pre-start up checks

·       Basic maintenance checks and tasks (oil, water, grease & tires)

·       Why cleaning the expensive asset is important

Dates & Venues:

25 June – Woodlands

10am-4pm

Lunch provided

Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A summary letter will be provided for the employer’s Health and Safety training records.

Cost: $450 +GST pp

Course Duration:  6 hrs

Register now at https://agriteachme.co.nz/sign-up/

Delivered by Agri Teach Me tutors & supported by Agricademy

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 04:00PM
location Woodlands, Southland
organisation Agri Teach Me / Agricademy
contact-email Lyzanne Du Plessis
phone 0274730443
website
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CalvingSmart - Inglewood

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

 

region Taranaki
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location TET Stadium and Event Centre, 1 Elliot Street, Inglewood
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Leah Prankerd
phone 0273287019
website

Animal effluent information session - Tapanui

Join the Otago Regional Council and industry experts in a free dairy effluent information session on 25 June held in Tapanui — West Otago Community Centre, 1 Suffolk Street, 1-3pm.

This session provides information about new animal effluent rules, with
primary reference to dairy effluent systems.

ORC staff and industry experts will provide guidance and on-farm solutions.

We invite all dairy farmers, industry professionals and advisors to our
meeting to join in the conversations.

Register for this free event now: www.orc.govt.nz/effluentevent

There are also sessions in Weston (18 June) and Milton (19 June).

region Southland/South Otago
time 01:00PM - 03:00PM
location West Otago Community Centre, 1 Suffolk Street, Tapanui
organisation Otago Regional Council
contact-email Catchments team
phone 0800 474 082
website
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FARM BIKE RIDE SMART - Balclutha

FARMBIKE RIDE SMART SKILLS DAY
 
This practical ½ day course is ideal for farm workers who need more safe riding skills and confidence.
 
The 4-hour training will cover the topics:
• Health and Safety obligations of the employer & the employee
• Safe & Active riding techniques to help the learner ride with confidence
• Maneuver quad or 2-wheeler over various terrains
• How to ride smarter under different conditions
• How to look after the farm bike (basic maintenance checks & fixes)
 
Lunch provided
Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A summary letter will be provided for their employer’s Health & Safety training records.
Cost: $250 +GST pp
Course Duration: 4 hrs. (10am-2pm)
 
Delivered by Agri Teach Me tutors & supported by Agricademy
region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 02:00PM
location Balclutha
organisation Agri Teach Me / Agricademy
contact-email Lyzanne Du Plessis
phone 0274730443
website
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CalvingSmart - Opunake

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves. 

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

 

region Taranaki
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Sinclair Electrical and Refrigeration Events Centre, 156 Tasman Street, Opunake.
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Katie Starsmore
website

Accessing Local Workforce: Make a Difference to Your Calving - LIVE WEBINAR

Ag Assist recognises the demands placed on entire families during the calving season.
That's why they're dedicated to offering a solution that enables you to work differently and access local workers tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require assistance with calf rearing, stock management, milking, or maintaining household tasks amid the chaos of school, housework, and meals, Ag Assist is here to streamline your operations and alleviate the burden on your family. 
Join Beck, a farm owner in Canterbury, and Louise, a 50/50 sharemilker in the Waikato, for this live webinar. With deep roots in dairy farming and a passion for innovation, they're thrilled to introduce Ag Assist, a pioneering startup transforming how farmers connect with a local workforce. Through an intuitive online platform, Ag Assist provides farmers with seamless access to workers whenever they're needed. 
In this webinar, we'll dive into: 
1. Introducing Ag Assist: Discover their journey, mission, vision, and how they're reshaping the agricultural landscape. 
2. Solving Farming Challenges: Hear firsthand accounts of how Ag Assist addresses common hurdles farmers face during calving, saving time, resources, and reducing stress for farming families. 
3. Exploring the Platform: Take a guided tour through the Ag Assist platform and explore its intuitive features designed to facilitate acquiring a local, skilled workforce. 
4. Empowering Your Farm: Explore how Ag Assist can support you not just during calving but throughout your farming season, offering valuable insights to boost overall efficiency and productivity on your farm. 
This webinar is bought to you by Dairy Women/s Network and Ag Assist 
region Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Lower North Island, Top of South Island, West Coast, Canterbury/North Otago, Southland/South Otago
time 12:00PM - 01:00PM
location Online
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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Fonterra End of Season Dinner Waihi

Annual Dinner and season celebration for Fonterra Owners/Farmers

region Bay of Plenty
time 05:30PM - 10:00PM
location Waihi Beach RSA Inc, 99 Beach Road, Waihi
organisation Fonterra
contact-email Jen Carter
phone 64272044603
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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

CalvingSmart - Pahiatua

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshops are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season. Registration required as spaces will be limited. To register yourself and/or your team, click here.

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Upper Lounge, Bush Multisport Park, 57 Huxley St, Pahiatua
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Brianna Hull
phone 027 381 2025
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
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Calf Rearing Expo – Canterbury

Although we only work with calves for the first 3-4 months of life, as calf rearers we have the greatest opportunity to influence the lifetime productivity of these animals. Join us to get a better understanding of what you can do in the first 12 weeks to improve calf survival, growth rates and ultimately, lifetime productivity. 

Feel prepared and ready for the calf rearing season as SealesWinslow and AgriVantage take you through best practice to maximise calves’ potential right from Day 1. We will have a panel discussion with a local dairy farmer to share their learning and experiences.     

And with expo stands from sector organisations around the room, there will be plenty of experts in animal care and nutrition to call on for advice, all under one roof.  

Is this event for me?   

This expo is for anyone with an interest in raising happy and healthy calves, while at the same time in supporting their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their team during the calving season.   

What topics will be covered?   

  • How the first 12 weeks impacts lifetime productivity – what’s the potential opportunity? 
  • Shed set up: ventilation, bedding and biosecurity.    
  • Calf pick up and navel care. 
  • Colostrum – the single most important aspect of calf rearing. 
  • Feeding calves for lifetime performance – managing liquid and hard feeds to support optimal growth and rumen development. 
  • Stress free weaning.    

 This expo is brought to you by SealesWinslow and AgriVantage.  

Event Timing:

9.30am – Registration / Morning Tea | 10.o0am Workshop Start | 2.30pm Workshop Finish

Cost $20.00

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 09:30AM - 02:30PM
location Dunsandel Community Centre 1456 Tramway Road, Dunsandel Canterbury
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Takapau

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshops are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season. Registration required as spaces will be limited. To register yourself and/or your team, click here.

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location BEL Group, Parkhill Farm, 680 Paget Road, Takapau SN 47421
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Janine Swansson
phone 027 381 2025

Fonterra End of Season Dinner Rotorua

Annual Dinner and season celebration for Fonterra Owners/Farmers

region Bay of Plenty
time 05:30PM - 10:00PM
location Rydges Rotorua, 10 Tryon Street, Rotorua
organisation Fonterra
contact-email Jen Carter
phone +64272044603

CalvingSmart - Shannon

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshops are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season. Registration required as spaces are limited. To register yourself and/or your team, click here.

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Moutoa Hall, 204 Foxton Shannon Road, Shannon
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Mark Laurence
phone 027 704 5562

The Importance of Employment Contracts - LIVE WEBINAR

Join the team at AgriSmart for this informative webinar that will enhance your understanding of effective onboarding strategies for new employees.
AgriSmart’s goal is to streamline the management processes of New Zealand’s primary sector.   
Learning Outcomes:
Overview of Employment Contracts: We will discuss the critical importance of maintaining current and up-to-date employment contracts, emphasising even short-term contracts like calf rearing and relief milking, which are essential for legal compliance and organisational clarity. 
Seamless Onboarding with AgriSmart: From job offers to the induction process, including health and safety content, we will demonstrate how AgriSmart facilitates a smooth and efficient onboarding experience for new employees. 
Interactive Q&A Session: To conclude, we will have a dedicated segment for questions and answers, allowing us to delve deeper into specific areas of interest or concern for your members. 
Meet the presenters
Marie-Claire Andrews
Marie-Claire (M-C) has been a friend of DWN for several years. She’s a passionate start up business expert, coach and mentor who lives by the mantra ‘no pressure, no diamonds’ and started working with Rob and the team at AgriSmart in March. 
Rob Hart
Rob has worked with the DWN team over a couple of years. Gaining valuable Business Banking experience in the UK, Rob to New Zealand in 2018, where he utilised his knowledge and skillset to forge strong relations, and find solutions, for Kiwi business owners.  Roles have included recruiting and placing apprentices within the trades and helping agribusinesses with their workforce management.
region Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Lower North Island, Top of South Island, West Coast, Canterbury/North Otago, Southland/South Otago
time 12:30PM - 01:30PM
location Online
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Sanson

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshops are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season. Registration required as spaces are limited. To register yourself and/or your team, click here.

region Lower North Island
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Sanson Community Hall, Fagan Street, Sanson
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Tegan Pope
phone 027 808 3411

CalvingSmart - Temuka

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation 
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Numbers are limited, so register now! 

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Venue sent out on registration
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Alex Perrott
phone 027 379 8069
website

TRACTOR SMART SKILLS DAY - Dipton

TRACTOR SMART SKILLS DAY

This Skills Day is suitable for farm workers who can operate a tractor but need more skill and confidence to work safely & efficiently while taking good care of your costly asset.

Our 6-hour practical course will give learners insight & practical skills in the following:

·      Health & Safety obligations regarding operating a tractor on farm & driving on public roads.

·      Understanding the controls in the cab

·       Driving skills and techniques on various terrain and in various conditions (4WD, gear selection and top-heavy loads)

·       Understand towing loads

·       The use of FEL attachments

·       How to connect and disconnect FEL attachments

·       How to connect and disconnect implements (mower, bale feeder, wagon)

·       How to smartly use hydraulic connections at the rear

·       Pre-start up checks

·       Basic maintenance checks and tasks (oil, water, grease & tires)

·       Why cleaning the expensive asset is important

Dates & Venues:

09 July – Dipton

10am-4pm

Lunch provided

Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A summary letter will be provided for the employer’s Health and Safety training records.

Cost: $450 +GST pp

Course Duration:  6 hrs

Register now at https://agriteachme.co.nz/sign-up/

Delivered by Agri Teach Me tutors & supported by Agricademy

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 04:00PM
location Dipton, Southland
organisation Agri Teach Me / Agricademy
contact-email Lyzanne Du Plessis
phone 0274730443
website
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CalvingSmart - Oamaru area (Weston)

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation 
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Numbers are limited, so register now!

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Venue sent out on registration
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Anna Hall
phone 027 411 5663
website

CalvingSmart - Ranfurly

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Lunch will be provided.

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Ranfurly Town Hall, 15 Pery Street, Ranfurly
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Guy Michaels
phone 021302034
website

CalvingSmart - Lumsden

Hone your calving skills and learn the latest tips and techniques at an in-person workshop designed to build your confidence this calving season.

Delivered by Dairy Training Limited, CalvingSmart workshop are designed for those with 0 – 3 years experience on farm, equipping you with the right knowledge and skills to establish a caring, healthy and safe environment for calves.

This workshop will cover: 

  • Pre calving observation
  • 3 stages of labour
  • Normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • Calf resuscitation
  • Identification and matching of cow and calf
  • Cow and calf care
  • Benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practising with an artificial cow and calf to help you and the farm team prepare well for calving this season.

Lunch will be provided.

region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Lumsden Hall, 8 Meadow Street, Lumsden
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Guy Michaels
phone 021302034
website