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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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DTL Contract Milking - Gore

4 days in-person: 14 May, 4 June, 18 June, and 2 July, plus two online "drop-in" sessions (dates for online sessions to be confirmed).
  • 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 main 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
region Southland/South Otago
time 10:00AM - 03:00PM
location Gore
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Laura Littlejohn
phone 0800 467 768

Greenhouse gas emissions on New Zealand farms: climate change seminars for rural professionals - 21 May 2024

This online Greenhouse Gas Seminars is designed to expand your understanding of climate change, why agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are important in New Zealand, how they can be estimated within the farm system, and how they can be reduced on different farms.

region
time 09:00AM - 04:00PM
location Online workshop
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
website

Biodiversity Bites - Whakatāne

The morning will comprise of a presentation from Wayne O'Keefe covering some small steps that you can start doing today to improve the biodiversity on your land 

Then in the afternoon we will go on a tour of the Onepu Wetland Reserve with discussion around pest and weed control - how small changes in mindset can make a big difference. Looking at the benefits of biodiversity and identifying some local animals and plants 

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 02:00PM
location Edgecumbe War Memorial Hall
organisation Allegrow
contact-email Mel Brown
phone 021659924
website
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Elstow/Springdale Season End Social

At the end of a long season with lots that has happened, it is time to kick off the old gumboots and reflect on it all.

Come join our host farmers, Bart and Vanessa, for a well-deserved end of the season social where we are going to chew the fat on the past season as well as look a bit ahead to next one.

This is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the day with fellow farmers and friends while still have a glimpse at the cows.

Lunch will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

See you there!

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

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location 185 Wiseman Road, Waitoa. SN: Fonterra 76336
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Chris de Wet
phone 02718004410

Te Poi/ Okoroire Autumn Group POSTPONED

PLEASE NOTE THIS GROUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED & NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE

Come along and catch up with Lizzy Wilding and her on farm team.

We will review their Autumn/winter plan and discuss how they are planning for calving. Lizzy has cow wearable technology, and we will explore how this data will be used in the springtime in conjunction with the DairyNZ information around understanding and managing the transition cow. 

 

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

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Lizzy Wilding, 30 Carmichael Road, Te Poi.
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Steph Gudgeon
phone 027 8080 170

Toko/Skinner Autumn Group

Come and join us at Gareth Bourkes farm in Rawhitiroa to hear about his progression through the industry as he has embarked in a new journey of farm ownership.

Topics discussed:

- Progression through the industry

- Dairybase analysis 

Lunch will be provided. 

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

region Taranaki
time 11:00AM - 12:30PM
location Gareth Bourke, Rawhitiroa Road, Eltham, SN 40569
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Leah Prankerd
phone 0273287019

POSTPONED Tutira - Technology on Farm

Join us on farm with Paul Harris, Gina & Joel Mitchell. We will continue our dicussions from last month looking at technolgy. Topics will include:

  • Resolution - on farm information recording
  • Drone Spreading
  • Fertiliser and best use within tight cashflows.
  • Other Topics TBC

Lunch kindly sponsored by Resolution. Please RSVP to Janine 027 381 2025

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

region Lower North Island
time 11:00AM - 01:30PM
location Paul Harris, Gina and Joel Mitchell, 142 Pohokura Road, Tutira SN 47885
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Janine Swansson
phone 027 381 2025

Making more money from maize - Dargaville

In this information packed 90 minutes we’ll dig into:

  • How to set up for a great yield - what you can do pre drilling?
  • Feeding your feed, best nutrient management.
  • Locking in the wins, harvest and inoculant.
  • From stack to vat – when to feed, when not to feed.
  • Looking ahead, what else could maize do for my farm system?
region Northland
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Dargaville Rugby Park, 41 Murdoch Street, Dargaville
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Hamish Matthews
phone 0212425719

Warkworth Autumn Group - May

We will be discussing topics relevant to the farm and the season including:

  • Setting up for winter / Spring
  • Calculating 6 week Incalf rate and a discussion on Reproduction
  • Estimating Liveweight of cows

Come along, bring a neighbour.  Lunch provided

region Northland
time 11:00AM - 01:30PM
location Troy, Charlotte, Stephen and Naiouli Wilson; 330 Old Kaipara Road, Kaipara Flats. SN 19595
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Mike Bramley
phone 027 486 4344
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Mark and Measure 2024 - Taupo

 

Designed by DairyNZ and delivered by specialists, the Mark and Measure course is relevant for any stage of the business journey, making it suitable for farm owners, contract milkers, and herd-owning or variable order sharemilkers.

  • Learn wealth creation and financial freedom
  • Determine a vision and set goals aligned with your values
  • Feel within your depth with customised course content
  • Delivered through a mix of interactive presentations and self-work
  • Analyse your business with experts on hand to help
  • Develop a platform for effective communication with partners
  • Benefit from networking and friendship opportunities with liked-minded people
  • Get the tools and confidence you need.

Course cost:
The course cost is $900 per individual or $1800 for couples/partnerships

More about the course, price inclusions and discounts here

region National Events
time 12:00PM - 03:30PM
location Wairakei Resort, 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Paul Bird
website

Getting Financially Fit For the New Dairy Season - LIVE WEBINAR

The last 12-18 months in the dairy industry has come with ups and downs... with dairy farmers balancing payout fluctuations, increased interest rates and farm working costs that have stayed fairly constant.

With all of this in mind, how is it best to get fit and ready for the new season? How do you get your business finances in shape so that you can enter the season in the best position possible?

Join CMK Chartered Accountants as they provide you with top tips for getting financially fit as you head into the new dairy season, which covers:

  • Gaining insights into the current financial environment 
  • Understand the state of play with the milk payout
  • Learning how to assess your current financial position
  • Understand how a Cashflow forecast can help prepare you
  • How to ensure you are operationally ready, beyond finances
  • The importance of engaging with your team of rural professionals

As we count down to the new season, let CMK Chartered Accountants help you to hit the ground running by arming you with the right tools to be financially fit, successful, and ready to tackle the 2024-2025 season!

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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Post dry - winter feed budgeting

Join us to discuss good feed planning principals to set you up for success on the back of a challenging dry summer and autumn. An opportunity to let us know what help you need and find out what support is already available. Lets get you started on your winter feed budget!

Please refer to the attached flyer for the various options available to join the discussion.

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 12:30PM - 01:10PM
location Live discussion
organisation Rural Advisory Group Canterbury
contact-email Caroline Amyes
phone 027 233 4935
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Taranaki Book Club

Do you love reading?

Consider yourself a book worm

An avid reader?

Or maybe you want to get back into reading?

Well then it’s time to get off farm and join us for book club to chat about a book we have read and catch up over a coffee!

Timing: Start 6.30pm

region Taranaki
time 06:30PM - 08:30PM
location DairyNZ Office 8 Fenton Street Stratford Taranaki, 4332
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Laura West
phone 0800 396 748
website
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Biodiversity Bites - Ōpōtiki

The morning will comprise of a presentation from Wayne O’Keefe covering some small steps that you can start doing today to improve the biodiversity on your land 

After lunch there will be a tour of the Ohiwa Headland with discussion around pest and weed control – how small changes in mindset can make a big difference. Looking at the benefits of biodiversity and identifying some local animals and plants 

region Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 02:00PM
location Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall
organisation Allegrow
contact-email Mel Brown
phone 021659924
website
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Waikato DairyNZ Business Group - Investing off farm

The Waikato DairyNZ Business Group is a specialist working group for senior farm workers, managers, contract milkers and sharemilkers looking to upskill and grow their business.

This month we will meet to look at:

Investing off farm

Understanding the share market, bond market, commercial property, managed funds and term investments.

 

You can join any event in this series.

 

The group is held at the Merchant of Matamata (Good George Pub), 44 Broadway, Matamata.

It is free to attend this group but we do ask you cover the cost of your lunch on the day.

Please arrive at 10:45am to sign in and order your meal.

We look forward to seeing you there!

region Waikato
time 10:45AM - 02:00PM
location Merchant of Matamata, Good George Pub, 44 Broadway, Matamata.
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Francesca Bennett
phone 027 702 3760

Western Bays/Mangakino Group

As Reece finishes his first season as a 50% sharemilker, what has he learnt about the new area and system? What changes will he making going into the 24-25 season?

 

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

region Bay of Plenty
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Reece Cox, 1095 Kaahu Road, Mangakino. SN 78274
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Mark Williams

Gray Group - Step Change

Neil and Glenda Gray farm 173 effective hectares at Turua with daughter Teagan as farm manager.

This is the first full season milking OAD, and the third using Halter.

Come along and join the discussion and findings on;

  • Milking all season OAD.
  • Using Halter and how it fits.
  • Intergenerational farm succession a process.

Lunch provided.

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

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:30PM
location Neil, Glenda and Teagan Gray 315 Ngataipua Road, RD 4 Thames.. SN:Fonterra 75239
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Peter Moorby
phone 0212458055

Arohena/Wharepapa South Autumn Group

This month we are kindly hosted by Cameron & Lizzie Te Brake for our combined Arohena/Wharepapa South group.

We will kick off with our regular catch up and see how things are going on farm. 

Our special focus at this group will be about planning for the future. Specifically, what the Te Brakes have done to make wintering a success, how they are reducing sediment loss and how these changes have reduced emissions on farm.

We will also check out DairyNZ tools designed to make your job easier.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lunch provided by Farmsource and refreshments by Lochie from ASB Bank.

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

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 12:30PM
location Cameron Te Brake, 211 Huirimu Rd, Te Awamutu. SN 74713
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Steph Gudgeon
phone 027 8080 170

Making more money from maize - Poroti

In this information packed 90 minutes we’ll dig into:

  • How to set up for a great yield - what you can do pre drilling?
  • Feeding your feed, best nutrient management.
  • Locking in the wins, harvest and inoculant.
  • From stack to vat – when to feed, when not to feed.
  • Looking ahead, what else could maize do for my farm system?
region Northland
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Mangakahia Sports Complex, State Highway 15, Poroti
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Stephen Ball
phone 0278079686

High Input Group - Glen Oroua

Join us off farm this month and take a deep dive into DairyBase data! We will be looking into the historical trends in DairyBase data for system 4 and 5 farms, with a Lower North Island lens. 

Some topics that we will look to cover are:

  • What are the key drivers of profitability?
  • What differentiates the top farmers?
  • How does nitrogen applications affect profit?
  • What's next for high input farming systems?

This event is open to all farmers and rural professionals, so bring your neighbour and we will see you there!

region Lower North Island
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Glen Oroua Hall, 523 Milner Road, Glen Oroua
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Tegan Pope
phone 027 808 3411

Mangaiti Winter Group

Come join our host farmers, Jarrah & Sheree Sheehan, on their farm for our last group of the season.

They operate a unique high input farming system across three farms which also includes a winter milking contract. We are going to look at how they make it all work while achieving 500kg milk solids a cow.

In the current environment of high feed input costs, we are also going to explore their alternatives to maintain production and be more profitable.

This will also be our end of season social, and we invite everyone to come spend an interesting and fun day with us.

Lunch will be provided.

 

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

region Waikato
time 12:00PM - 02:00PM
location 5425 State Highway 26, Te Aroha . SN: Synlait 5387
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Chris de Wet
phone 02718004410
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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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Greenhouse gas emissions on New Zealand farms: climate change seminars for rural professionals - 23 May 2024

This online Greenhouse Gas Seminars is designed to expand your understanding of climate change, why agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are important in New Zealand, how they can be estimated within the farm system, and how they can be reduced on different farms.

region
time 09:00AM - 04:00PM
location Online workshop
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
website

Pink Ribbon Breakfast – Dannevirke

Come and join us for our Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Dannevirke!

Enjoy a lush breakfast and some time off farm to unwind and catch up with like-minded ladies.
Alongside breakfast, the morning will be filled with fun, games, and a pink ribbon auction, made up of generously donated items from our local community.

Every dollar raised will directly be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Ticket price includes breakfast and drinks for the morning.

Come along wearing your best pink outfit and support a great cause, with a “best in pink” prize for best dressed up for grabs!

We can’t wait to see you there, but if you can’t make it, please see our fundraising link below:
https://fundraise.bcf.org.nz/fundraisers/zaravanhout/pinkribbonbreakfast

Event timings: Start – 9:30am | Finish – 12:00pm

RSVP: 15 May

region Lower North Island
time 09:30AM - 12:00PM
location Ruaroa Hall Dannevirke 667 Laws Road Dannevirke
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Zara van Hout
phone 0800 396 748
website
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Field day - Spotlight on the System - Te Awamutu

Our host, Andrew Macky, is the farm manager on his parents’ property (William and Fiona Macky) and won the Waikato DIA Dairy Manager of the Year in 2022.

We will hear about his 300 cow operation, and

• his excellent reproduction results (9% empty rate this season),

• how he is using technology on-farm (including cow collars),

• why he is a dedicated supporter of OAD milking, and

• Andrew also shares his on-farm activities on YouTube (Once A Day Farmer) and Instagram. He will reveal what he gets out of having a successful social media presence.

Out weed!

How are the weeds looking on your place? Have you got them under control? Weeds like Californian thistle, yellow bristle grass, willow weed, and docks can be a real nuisance, but we have a weed expert coming to tell you how to get rid of them! Jason Marriott, Nufarm, will talk about: gaining control of weeds in existing pastures, the key strategies to keep weeds out of new grass, and controlling weeds in crops.

Riparian planting for success

Andrew has planted over 9000 plants on his farm, while Johan van Ras, who farms near Morrinsville and won the Waikato BFEA Regional Award in 2021, has carried out an extensive wetland and riparian planting programme and is now reaping the rewards. Andrew and Johan will share their knowledge about: how to put a planting plan together, where you can find funding to help with your investment, preparation and maintenance, troubleshooting advice, and the benefits you will gain from your investment.

Free event, all welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

region Waikato
time 10:15AM - 01:00PM
location Te Awamutu
organisation SMASH
contact-email Anna Kalma
phone 0275 183 133
website

Te Kopuru Autumn Group

The McCahon's have had Halter on farm for a season now, discussions will be around how they landed on investing in the system, what they have learnt so far and where they see opportunities lying moving forward.

We will also discuss seasonal issues and challenges that are affecting farmers in the region.

region Northland
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Allister, Maree and Kieran McCahon, Te Maire Road, Te Kopuru. SN 18101
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Hamish Matthews
phone 0212425719

Orini Autumn Group - Moving out of the shed?

Please note this group has been moved from Tuesday 21 May to Thursday 23 May.

Join us on farm as we set up for the season ahead

  • What are your plans for transition cows for the season ahead?
  • What are the options to step back from the day to day?
  • What does the farm owner need to do to be ready for that transition? What are the financial implications, and how does it impact on the farmer's life?

Lunch will be provided.

 

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

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Dave and Fiona Berridge, 88 Woodward Road, Taupiri. SN 72341
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Kent Weston-Arnold
phone 027 288 1244

CANCELLED - Managing your SCC and Mastitis Field Day - Horowhenua

Join us on farm to discuss all things mastitis! This will be an interactive workshop, catering for all levels on farm, with a focus on SCC and what is driving the numbers and trends we are seeing over the seasons. 

We'all start the day off with registration, tea and coffee @ 11.00 followed by:

  • Discussion with Marty on his pathway to achieving improved herd health
  • NMAC Accredited Vet, Keith Christensen from Totally Vet Group, will discuss Udder Health and tools/options to prevent and control mastitis
  • Looking at the ways that low SCC and improved herd health can impact profitability and planet. 

Everyone is welcome including farm teams and rural professionals. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP Tegan Pope 027 808 3411 to help our sponsors cater for you.

region Lower North Island
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Marty Robinson (Manager), 1187 State Highway 1, Poroutawhao, Foxton SN 45465
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Tegan Pope
phone 027 808 3411

Manawaru/Wardville Season End Social

After a long and interesting season full of challenges, it is time to sit back a bit and reflect on it all.

Come join us for lunch at Cafe 77 in Manawaru where we are going to chew a bit of the fat on the current season and also take a look towards the next one.

Most of all, this is an opportunity to socially connect with other farmers and friends while enjoying a satisfying meal and a drink.

We are looking forward to having some time off the farm and enjoy a wee-deserved brake from the daily tasks.

See you there!

 

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Cafe 77, Manawaru Road, Manawaru
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Chris de Wet
phone 02718004410

Maximise Returns from Supplementary Feed - LIVE WEBINAR

SealesWinslow has launched Ruminix³ - an easy-to-use digital tool that helps you understand the how to feed your herd to be more profitable. It helps to identify the limiting nutrients holding back milk production and how to feed those gaps to improve feed margin, bassed on the variables of your farm’s unique system.  

Ruminix³ is a science-based tool tailored to our pasture-based farming operations. It can help you use supplementary feed more efficiently to maximise returns. Used by SealesWinslow at no cost to farmers,  Ruminix³ assesses pasture and supplementary feeding, and not only SealesWinslow products.  

In this webinar, SealesWinslow Technical and Quality Manager Paul Drew will demonstrate how the SealesWinslow sales team use the Ruminix³ tool to:

  • Input feed options and on farm information to gauge return on investment for your farm. 
  • What alternative feed options could improve milk production outcomes and profitability.  
  • Show an easy-to-understand report with the discussed outcomes that can be customised based on your individual needs.  

This webinar is bought to you by SealesWinslow and Dairy Women's Network

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
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Paint N Sip – Waipa

Have you always wanted to create your own masterpiece that you can admire and hang proudly on your wall? Or maybe you want to get a little bit creative? Or do you just need an fun evening out of the house?

We’re hosting our very own ‘Paint and Sip’ evening! Painting materials and nibbles are included in the ticket. A cash bar will also be available while you paint.

And remember…you don’t need to be the next Bob Ross to attend, just as long as you’re ready for an evening of fun, socialising and nibbles.

Event Timing: 

Doors Open: 6:45pm
Start time: 
7:00pm
Finish time: 
9:00pm

region Waikato
time 06:45PM - 07:00PM
location Ohaupo Hub (Rugby Club) Memorial Park, Forkert Road, Ōhaupō
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Hukerunui

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

RegisterHERE

region Northland
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Jordon Valley Farm, Jordon Valley Road, Hukerunui SN 17063
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Stephen Ball
phone 027 8079686
website

NZIPIM Waikato Branch: Mastering Milk Price Hedging

Develop strong understanding of tools, discuss the why, policy and hedging strategy, and interactive ‘how it works’.

This event is brought to you by NZX, Fonterra and SGX

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 02:00PM
location FarmSource Cambridge, 16 Albert Street, Cambridge
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
phone 0275140902
website

Okato/Warea Winter Group

We will be rounding off the year with a social game of Bowls and our end of year spot prizes - so make sure you have this one in your calander!

There are plenty of local businesses who have supported the local farming community with supplying spot prizes for our end of year celebration. Come a long so you dont miss out on what's on offer!

Lunch is kindly sponsored by Dan Rae at Rabobank

region Taranaki
time 11:00AM - 12:30PM
location Okato Bowling Club, Okato Domain, Kaihihi Road, Okato.
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Katie Starsmore

SMASH On-Line - Make the Most of Your New Pasture

Have you struggled with developing persistent pastures? Or maybe you carried out some pasture renewal this autumn and you want to make sure you get the best out of your new pasture. Tune in to find out how you can manage your new pastures so they produce optimally and last the distance.

We are going to hear from Graham Kerr, Barenbrug, who has over 35 years of experience helping farmers to build productive and profitable pastures.

Graham and Wade will discuss:

• optimal new pasture grazing management,

• winter and spring management,

• nitrogen applications,

• making silage off your new pasture, and

• strategies for encouraging and maintaining clover content.

Streaming live on YouTube and Facebook

12.30 pm – 1 pm, Monday 27th May

Graham and Wade will be happy to answer your questions - this is your chance to make the most of Graham’s expertise! (you will need to be signed into YouTube or Facebook to ask them).

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 - 01:00PM
location On-line
organisation SMASH
contact-email tbc
phone tbc
website

CalvingSmart - Okaihau

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.

Register HERE

region Northland
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Okaihau Hall, 9 Settlers Way, Okaihau
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Stephen Ball
phone 027 8079686
website

Whenuakite Autumn Group

This month we have 50/50 sharemilkers Millie & Zane hosting us on the Sieling's farm.

New Zealand dairy farming is at the top of the game for efficiency and low environmental footprint.  How can we support each other to remain competitive in the world market?

We will look at what improvements to on farm efficiency can be made to make your business more robust. We will discuss practical on farm solutions to achieve this. 

We will also hear from our rural banking professionals on their commitments to sustainability and what this means for securing lending as a farmer. 

People of all skill levels are warmly welcome to attend.  

Lunch will be provided.

region Waikato
time 11:00AM - 01:00PM
location Millie & Zane (Sieling's farm). Moewai Road, Whitianga SN 75513
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Jaimee Morgan
phone 0228507475

Get Ready for Nitrogen Reporting with MyBallance - LIVE WEBINAR

Feel confident using MyBallance and prepare you nitrogen data for reporting in June!
During this webinar we will:
- Take you through everything you need to know about how to easily submit your nitrogen report.
- Learn how you can set your data up for success going into the new season.
- Give you the opportunity to ask our MyBallance expert any questions you may have!
Meet the presenter:
Jeremy Clark
Jeremy joined the Ballance team as Digital Product Owner in 2023, supporting the team to drive development of the MyBallance customer portal.  Utilising his experience in designing and developing user centric web applications, he is focused on developing tools that make it easier for Ballance farmers to run their farms productively and sustainably.  His goal is to continue enhancing MyBallance, ensuring it is simple to plan, order, spread and record fertliser data, helping farmers both comply with regulations like Nitrogen Cap, but also maximise productivity on their farm. 
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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Unleashing Dairy Beef Potential Through Partnership

"Unleashing Dairy Beef Potential Through Partnership" is an event for dairy and beef farmers to collaborate and improve profitability. Attendees will gain practical insights and connect with industry leaders to learn about assessing calf value, genetics, calf management, and connecting dairy and beef farming. Join us for an informative day focused on dairy beef production!
*  Understanding Owl Farm's mission and key facts
*  Assessing calf value and financial basics
*  Exploring the power of genetics for beef bull
*  Discussing strategies for calf management challenges.

region Waikato
time 12:29PM - 04:00PM
location Owl Farm, St Peters School, Cambridge
organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
contact-email Rachel Jukes
phone 0272039800
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Seminar - Future Focussed Finances - Palmerston North

Come hear from Pita Alexander, well-known farm accountant and rural commentator.

He will talk about the current industry climate and the actions he believes farmers should take to set their businesses up to handle the highs and lows.

More about Pita: Pita has owned his specialist farm accounting practice for many years and has supported dairy farmers through the many highs and lows they and the industry have experienced. In 1990 he received both Lincoln University’s Bledisloe Medal, which is awarded to outstanding former students for their contribution to New Zealand agriculture, and the Commonwealth Medal for Services to Agriculture. In 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of New Zealand (ONZM) for Services to Agriculture. Free event, all welcome.

Come along and bring a friend! Supper provided and cash bar.

region Lower North Island
time 06:45PM - 08:30PM
location Palmerston North
organisation SMASH
contact-email Anna Kalma
phone 0275 183 133
website

CalvingSmart - Dargaville

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 kindly sponsored by Kaipara Farm Vets

Registerhere

region Northland
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Northern Wairoa Memorial RSA Club, 26 Hokianga Road, Dargaville
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Hamish Matthews
phone 0212425719
website
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NZIPIM Canterbury / Westland Branch: Mastering Milk Price Hedging

Develop strong understanding of tools, discuss the why, policy and hedging strategy, and interactive ‘how it works’.

This event is brought to you by NZX, Fonterra and SGX

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 11:00AM - 02:00PM
location FarmSource Ashburton, 18 Kermode Street, Ashburton
organisation NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management
contact-email Caroline Jack
phone 0275140902
website

Food, Farming, and Freshwater Taranaki Roadshow

The teams from Our Land and Water National Science Challenge and Taranaki Catchment Communities bring to you a range of speakers to present practical science research for farmers.

You are invited to join this informative day looking at the role of rural communities in the sustainable future of our primary sector and explore local scenarios with practical applications you can use in your everyday work. These events offer an opportunity to delve into independent research discoveries and engage in thought-provoking discussions. Leading independent researchers will each give a brief outlook of opportunities, some threats, and current (and future) signals in our markets.

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tessa Tate tessa@taranakicc.nz

Doors open at 10.30am for a 11am start.

Lunch provided

region Taranaki
time 11:00AM - 03:00PM
location Stratford War Memorial - 55 Miranda Street Stratford
organisation Taranaki Catchment Communities
contact-email Tessa Tate
phone 0210637327

Oaonui Winter Group

The Young Family are kindly hosting our end of season group!

We haven't been to see Angeleigh and family for a few years so make sure you come along. 

We will have our end of season prizes to give away so make sure you mark this date in your calander! 

We are also going to cover how to deal with different personalites. As we head into a new season, it is a good chance to reset with current or incoming staff around how best to communicate and have an effective team. This also applies within families as well. 

Lunch will be provided.

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

region Taranaki
time 11:00AM - 12:30PM
location Angeleigh, Kieran and Andrienne Young, 200 Lower Kina Road. SN 42359
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Katie Starsmore

Seminar - Future Focussed Finances - Te Awamutu

Come hear from Pita Alexander, well-known farm accountant and rural commentator.

He will talk about the current industry climate and the actions he believes farmers should take to set their businesses up to handle the highs and lows.

More about Pita: Pita has owned his specialist farm accounting practice for many years and has supported dairy farmers through the many highs and lows they and the industry have experienced. In 1990 he received both Lincoln University’s Bledisloe Medal, which is awarded to outstanding former students for their contribution to New Zealand agriculture, and the Commonwealth Medal for Services to Agriculture. In 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of New Zealand (ONZM) for Services to Agriculture. Free event, all welcome.

Come along and bring a friend! Supper provided and cash bar.

region Waikato
time 06:45PM - 08:30PM
location Te Awamutu
organisation SMASH
contact-email Anna Kalma
phone 0275 183 133
website

CalvingSmart - Wellsford

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

Register here

region Northland
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Wellsford Rugby Club, Centennial Park Road, Wellsford
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Mike Bramley
phone 0274864344
website

Soil Health to Maintain Wealth

Benefits of attending this workshop:

-        Leave with a sound understanding of what is required to meet the Nutrient Management and Soil Health section of the NZFAP+ standard and why these requirements exist.

-        Update from a FAR representative on some of the recent trials relating to soil health and nutrient management.

-        Understand what current and new technologies are available to assist you with nutrient and soil health management.

-        Gain a practical insight into how to complete a Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) and what they tell us about soil health.

-        Hear firsthand from a local farmer how they have been adapting their farm system to increase soil health and the economics involved.

-         An opportunity to sit down for a 1-1 session with a consultant from Rural Consulting Ltd to cover the following:

o   Update of Overseer Nutrient Budget in preparation for audit/farm system change.

o   Gain access to templates/resources which support the monitoring of soil health.

o   Discuss NZFAP+ requirements and what is required to be audit ready.

Things for attendees to bring along to the event:

-        Login details for Overseer account. 

-        Completed Overseer Nutrient Budget template which was sent out with event invite.

Suitable footwear for a brief walk to a paddock to complete example VSA.  

Food & refreshments will be provided

region Canterbury/North Otago
time 11:00AM - 02:00PM
location Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall, Leeston
organisation Ellesmere Sustainable Agriculture Inc
contact-email Harry Millar
phone 027 774 7770
website
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Seminar - Future Focussed Finances - Te Aroha

Come hear from Pita Alexander, well-known farm accountant and rural commentator.

He will talk about the current industry climate and the actions he believes farmers should take to set their businesses up to handle the highs and lows.

More about Pita: Pita has owned his specialist farm accounting practice for many years and has supported dairy farmers through the many highs and lows they and the industry have experienced. In 1990 he received both Lincoln University’s Bledisloe Medal, which is awarded to outstanding former students for their contribution to New Zealand agriculture, and the Commonwealth Medal for Services to Agriculture. In 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of New Zealand (ONZM) for Services to Agriculture. Free event, all welcome.

Come along and bring a friend! Supper provided and cash bar.

region Waikato
time 06:45PM - 08:30PM
location Te Aroha
organisation SMASH
contact-email Anna Kalma
phone 0275 183 133
website
June

Pink Ribbon Champagne and Canapés Evening – Taranaki

Taranaki Dairy Women’s Network and Te Kiri Women’s Connect invite you to a pink ribbon champagne and Canapés evening.

Enjoy a social evening with like-minded people, in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. This is your chance to get off-farm and catch up over some bubbles and nibbles. Get your friends together and come and enjoy delicious food with good company in support of a great cause.

Bring a $5 donation.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the night for a fantastic hamper and Pink ribbon merchandise will be available on the night so bring extra money.

BYO drinks

If you are unable to attend and still want to support this great cause, please donate on: https://fundraise.bcf.org.nz/fundraisers/tekiriwomentaranakidwn/pinkribbonbreakfast

Event Start Time: 6.45pm

 

region Taranaki
time 06:45PM - 08:45PM
location Te Kiri Hall 2716 Eltham Road Te Kiri Opunake
organisation Dairy Women's Network
contact-email Dairy Women's Network
phone 0800 396 748
website
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CalvingSmart - Galatea

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 Bay of Plenty
time 10:00AM - 12:30PM
location Galatea Memorial Club, 4956 Galatea Road.
organisation DairyNZ
contact-email Ellie Hurlston
phone 027 500 1801
website