Central Manawatu Spotlight on the System - October

Somatic Cell Count - how low can you go? Making the most of your pasture! Choosing the right supplements for your system.

This group will be open to all farmers in the surrounding areas of Central Manawatu and we have a great lineup of guest speakers for you:

  • Achieve a great BMSCC result. Our local vet and FIL will help us to delve into the secrets to achieving low cell count in your herd. They'll also talk about how you can prevent and manage mastitis on your farm and how to get to the cause of a mastitis problem.
  • Barenbrug, will share how you can get the best out of your pasture this spring and set it up so it persists over summer by looking after new tillers, leaving the right residuals, and managing your surplus effectively. They will also cover the role summer crops can play.
  • Pioneer Brand Products will talk about using supplements in your feed budget, when and how to feed them and getting the best economic return from them. He will also outline the steps to making high quality pasture silage, and the best use of maize silage crops.

A sponsored lunch will be provided (assuming we're at Alert Level 1 by then). To help our sponsors cater for us, please RSVP to gray.beagley@dairynz.co.nz or text Gray on 021 286 4346.

Current Covid restrictions will apply at the time. Please DO NOT attend if you are feeling unwell.

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