Upcoming Focus Days

Next Focus Day- Wed 26 April 2023 - North Rakaia

Next Focus Day is Wednesday 26 April 2023 at Alderbrooke Farm, North Rakaia

Handout from the day

Previous Focus Days

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.
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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

Focus Day October 2016

Topics Covered:

  • On-farm performance:
    • Pasture Management
    • Regrassing that pays
    • Mating plans
  • Consent Time:
    • Land Use Consents
    • LUDF's draft Application
Handout from the day

Focus Day July 2016

Topics Covered:

  • 2015/16 Profitability Comparison
    • Over 1800kgMS/ha and 520kgMS/cow with only 126 kgDM imported feed/cow.
    • Farm working expenses below $3.50/kgMS.
    • What are the drivers behind these results?
    • Did changes made at LUDF this season put them at the top of the profitability comparison?
    • What further adjustments are these farms implementing next season?
Handout from the day