Previous Focus Days

Focus Day May 2018

Transforming effluent management:

Hear about an emerging new technology that looks to reduce effluent storage requirements, fresh water use, and environmental & safety risks linked to farm dairy effluent.

As well as the end of season scorecard: Production, profit, InCalf results, calving spread, N-Loss and GHG emissions.

Handout from the day

Focus Day February 2018

Topics Covered

  • Forages for Reduces Nitrate Leaching
  • Winter crops and standoff areas
  • Plantain dominant pasture
  • Eating >18,000 kgDM/ha
  • Future cuse of dry cow products
  • LUDF seasonal update
Handout from the day

Focus Day October 2017

Topics Covered:

  • Farm Biosecurity - What are the real risks?
  • Outcome of the wet winter
  • Season to date farm performance
  • Controlling expenses per kgMS
  • Mating plans - Planned changes this season
Handout from the day

Focus Day July 2017

Topics Covered

  • Annual Profitability Comparison of leading Canterbury Dairy Farms
  • Exploring the next Frontier
  • Following 3 years of stunning performance at LUDF, its your opportunity to contribute to the next phase.
Handout from the day

Focus Day May 2017

Topics Covered:

  • Subclinical Ketosis - performance impact?
  • DairyNZ summer rotation length / pre-graze mowing trial results
  • Fodder beet - LUDF's lessons learnt thus far
Handout from the day

Focus Day February 2017

Topics Covered:

  • Respiratory Disease (IBR): Was it significant?
  • Repro Results: 63% 6 week incalf - what now?
  • Autumn Management: Fodderbeet opportunity
Handout from the day