Day one of the programme looked at what is driving change in the global markets, the implications and how New Zealand dairying can adapt. Day two was a focus on the farm, looking at new technologies and techniques to help farmers respond and lift their farm businesses.
Eleven workshops were held over two days and included a wide range of topics from rosters, pasture first strategy and breeding better cows, to environmental constrainsts and how to implement Lean manufacturing on a dairy farm.
For the first time this year, as well as providing PDF versions of the presentations for download, audio files are also available, enabling you to stream or download the speeches from the event.
Farmers' Forum Speeches
Farmers' Forum Presentations
Click here to view presentations from this years Farmers Forum events.
- Bruce Thorrold, DairyNZ: Preparing for the future - new science and key projects
- Caroline Saunders: What global customers want from our milk
- David McCall, DairyNZ: A pasture first approach
- Farmer Panel: Is $3/kgMS FWE do-able?
- Jacqueline Rowarth: Genetic Modification
- Jim van der Poel: Farmers Forum closing
- John Roche: Living a pasture first strategy
- Ludemann and Chapman: Growing better quality, more persistent pastures
- Melissa Clark-Reynolds, Entrepreneur: Innovating your business
- Melissa Stephen: Breeding better cows
- Sharon Morrell: Nuffield trip
- Shepherd and Selbie: Nutrient workshop
- Simon Limmer, Zespri COO & Ian Greaves, grower: Zespri adapting to adversity and bouncing back after the PSA outbreak
- Theo Spierings, Fonterra: What our dairy industry needs to excel and succeed
- Tim Hunt, Rabobank International: What is happening in global markets and what this means for New Zealand dairy farmers
- Tim Mackle: Converting the opportunities
- Watson and Marshall: Lean management process