DairyNZ Farmers' Forum 2019 - Timaru

Future perspectives… local and global impact

Farmers' Forum

Farmers' Forum 2019 - Timaru

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Be part of what the future holds for New Zealand’s dairy sector.

  • Hear inspiring speakers.
  • Get snapshots of the latest dairy science.
  • Take practical hands-on workshops.
  • Finish the day with a drink with some mates.

FREE for levy-paying farmers and their staff.

Win a $100 prezzy card. Simply register by 3 April 2019 to go in the draw.

Register now

Guest speakers

  • Minister Damien O'Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Food Safety, Minister for Rural Communities - What agriculture and dairying mean to the region.
  • Guy Ryan, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and Founder of Inspiring Stories, and former Young New Zealander of the Year - What is a movement and transformational change? Hear how Guy Ryan’s idea started small and developed into a movement. Be inspired by Guy to focus on what you can control in the dairy sector and the power of young people. @GuyRyanNZ
  • Julia Jones, Head of Analytics, NZX Limited - Factors affecting the future of dairying globally and locally.


Select two from three workshops.

  • Milking Efficiency: Creating a sustainable motivated workforce, through milking efficiency.
  • The N Challenge: Implementing practical solutions successfully.
  • InCalf in the Know: Building a strong case and know-how for improving reproductive performance and the latest news on fertility research.

Science snapshots

Vote at registration to determine top five snapshots to be presented on the day.

  • HME Ryegrass - Progress Towards Proof of Concept.
  • Lifetime Productivity - Managing the transition cow for improved health and reproduction.
  • Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching - Nitrogen - Against the Odds – High production with low environmental footprint.
  • Fertility Herd and Breeding Worth - Finding new traits to improve cow genetic merit for fertility.
  • Tightening up Our Belch; How we'll reduce our methane emissions.
  • Latest Fodder Beet Research – Where are the limits?
  • NZ Competitiveness - Old Boots, New Dirt: Competing on cost in a changing world.
  • Plantain - Cool Herbs, Not Spices: Plantain-based pastures for production and environmental benefits.
Event Details

Farmers' Forum 2019

Future perspectives... local and global impact. Farmers’ Forum 2019 is coming to your region.

Media interested in attending

Contact Ali Tocker, Senior Communications and Media Advisor, Ali.Tocker@dairynz.co.nz, 027 211 2159

Key contact

Tony Finch, Head of South Island, 027 706 6183, Tony.Finch@dairynz.co.nz