Leeston/Ellesmere/Greenpark Discussion Group - April

Join us on farm with sharemilkers Kerry and Aimee Burt - this is their first season sharemilking in the area after moving up from a contract milking role in South Canterbury!


The farm, owned by Gary and Lynda Burgess, is in its 6th season since being converted and milks 560 cows on 148 hectares with fodder beet and kale on the platform for late lactation and winter. They are on track to achieve 500kgMS/cow with low farm working expenses by targeting their use of supplement and excellent pasture management.

  • Hear how they are maintaining a SCC average in the low 70s for the season, and took out the Fonterra SCC cup for their region last season.
  • Paul Daly of Selwyn Rakaia Vets will also discuss what options there are for dry off to set up for excellent milk quality and animal health next season
  • DairyNZ Farm Business Specialist will also be there to talk Benchmarking and where this could fit in your business.

We will start the day with a catch-up as to what is happening around the area and regional mating results before moving onto the host farm. 

Bring your farm team and your neighbour's, everything is more fun with a crowd! Look forward to seeing you there!

Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to prevent the spread of disease, pest or weed.

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