CalvingSmart - Papakaio

CalvingSmart is coming to Canterbury/North Otago in July

Approach the calving season with confidence. Come along to a CalvingSmart event and make sure you and your team are well prepared for the busiest time of the year.

Event highlights

  • CalvingSmart: Try our calving simulator cows Frieda and Jen, with their calves Cardigan and Ferdinand! What does a normal calving look and feel like and what are the appropriate actions to take to correct one that’s not?
  • Journey to the centre of the hoof: Lameness is no good for you or her. Join Winston Mason on a journey inside the hoof of a calving heifer. How can your management affect the changes within the foot and prevent your first-calvers from having a life time of lameness issues?
  • Creating a culture of care: What is your current farm culture? Is it delivering consistently high levels of animal care? Join us for a game of ‘Never have I Ever’ in this session on creating the farm culture you want by looking at the values behind our behaviors.
  • Well-oiled Team: Running a well-oiled calving team by looking after yourself and your people.

Walk away with practical tips for pre and post-calving and learn how to ensure well-being for calves, cows and people.

Our sessions are interactive and tailored to experience levels so bring the whole team.

  • Farm Team sessions will focus on practical skills.
  • Decision Maker sessions will bring you up to date with the latest knowledge, and guidance for setting up the team for calving.

Registrations from 10am, finishing at 2pm. Lunch will be provided.

Numbers are limited and registration essential. Venues will be given out at registration. 

Register here

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