DairyNZ Farmers' Forum 2019 - Whangarei

Future perspectives — local and global impact

Farmers' Forum

Farmers' Forum 2019 - Whangarei

Wednesday, 22 May 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.
  • Catch up with some mates.

FREE for levy-paying farmers and their staff.

Win a $100 prezzy card! Simply register by 8 May 2019 to go in the draw.

Register now

Guest speakers

  • Hon. Shane Jones, Infrastructure, and Forestry and Regional Economic Development portfolios - What agriculture and dairy means to the local region.
  • Jamie Fitzgerald, adventurer, member of Institute of Directors - Jamie’s great stories and messages are around bridging the gap between strategy, leadership and getting the best out of teams. He’s walked to the South Pole unaided, rowed 5000km across the Atlantic Ocean and is host of the TV documentaries First Crossings and Intrepid NZ@NZ_Jamie
  • Mark Neal, Dairy Systems Specialist, DairyNZ - The global future and domestic opportunities for dairy farming.


Select two from four workshops.

  • Resilient businesses have more options - capital gain can no longer be relied upon for future wealth creation. Look at what is being achieved by top performers in our region.
  • InCalf in the know: building a strong case and know-how for improving reproductive performance and the latest news on fertility research.
  • OAD - A 'double positive' solution? Find out how once-a-day milking can address both the farm team wellbeing.
  • Kikuyu - friend or foe? Share your experience and hear farmer insight and research data on how to make kikuyu work in your farm system.

Science snapshots

  • HME Ryegrass - Progress towards proof of concept.
  • Lifetime productivity - transition cow - managing the transition cow for improved health and reproduction.
  • 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.
  • New Zealand 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

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

Sharon Morrell

Key contact

Sharon Morrell, Head of Upper North Island, 0274 922 907, Sharon.Morrell@dairynz.co.nz