Upcoming Focus Days

LUDF Focus Day

Next LUDF focus day, 28th September, 2022

10:15 registration for a 10:30 start.

Speakers to be confirmed. Focus on Mating, managing costs and inflation.

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Previous Focus Days

Focus Day October 2015

Topics Covered:

  • Re-jigging the system to maintain viability
  • Pasture Management; and
  • Launch of the Sustainable Dairying - Workplace Action Plan
Handout from the day

Focus Day July 2015

Topics Covered:

  • Pushing For Profit
  • LUDF Financial Benchmarking
  • DairyNZ Tactics for Tight Times
Handout from the day

Focus Day May 2015

Topics Covered:

  • LUDF 2014/15 Scorecard
  • Profitability............................................................. B+
  • Estimated N-Leaching............................................ A+
  • Cost Control........................................................... A+
  • Lessons learnt from 2014/15 Season and revised plan for 2015/16
  • + Mating analysis – understanding the decline in 6 week InCalf
  • + ECAN Variation 1 – Summary of Regulatory Changes.
Handout from the day

Focus Day February 2015

Topics Covered:

  • Staying Profitable - Transferable tactics for tight times
  • On Target with fewer cows and less inputs
  • Autumn feeding options – balancing CS / milk production / winter feed requirements
  • Making regrassing pay at this years payout
Handout from the day

Focus Day October 2014

Topics Covered:

  • More from less - 2.3kgMS/cow on grass
  • Upscaling the P21 Research – Results to date
  • Plus: Mating Strategies without induction Including Dr Chris Burke, Reproduction Scientist, DairyNZ
Handout from the day

Focus Day July 2014

Topics Covered:

  • Wintering: 20% of the year, 30% of farm costs, affecting 100% farm performance:
  • Evaluation of wintering system vs targets and objectives
  • Latest data on local wintering research
  • Compare LUDF’s 2013/14 Profitability with leading dairy farms
Handout from the day