Upcoming Focus Days
Next Focus Day- Monday 19 June 2023 @ 2.00pm - Ashburton Event Centre
Next Focus Day is on Monday 19 June at the Ashburton Event Centre, Ashburton from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Refreshments and registration on arrival.
Dairy farmers, owners, managers, staff, and dairy industry professionals are invited to come along and hear about how LUDF decreased its empty rate from 20% last season, to just 12% this season using collars/ intervention and a longer mating period.
In addition we will be comparing and diving further into the results from tests and measurements taken at both LUDF and Liam Kelly's farm in the 2022/23 mating period to see what improvements can be made on LUDF to obtain an even lower empty rate next season. This includes nutritional information and feeding allocation, differences in rumination, NEFA test results and milk protein measurements.
Click link for further details: SIDDC LUDF Focus Day Flyer 19 Jun23View event
Previous Focus Days
Focus Day Handouts - 26 April 2023 Alderbrook Farm
1 LUDF Update 26 Apr23 Focus Day
2 Pasture Secrets Graham Kerr Barenbrug 26 Apr23
3 Pasture Management Alistair Black
4 Mating benchmarking presentation 26 Apr23
FLYER Focus Day 26 Apr23
Focus Day Handouts - 28 Sep 2022
28th Sept 2022 Handout
GHG - Outline of impacts on dairy farms. Lumen Nicole Messman
Plantain Update K Fransen Dairy NZ
GHG - impacts of farm program MRB J Savage, MRB
Business Resilience in current environment P Bird, Dairy NZ
Pasture Quality and energy intakes on repro. R Luckman, Vet 111Handout from the day
Focus Day Handouts - 4 May 2022Handout from the day
Focus Day 6th October 2021Handout from the day
Focus Day October 15th 2020
Details to comeView event