From the three workshop options that make up Mini Milksmart 2017, Josh Wheeler and Paul Edwards will deliver 'efficient milking'.
What you'll learn:
- 55% of your time is spent on milking and milking related tasks.
- Make milking more comfortable and efficient for you and your staff.
Josh Wheeler B Ag, Dip AgSc
Josh is recognised as one of NZ's top milk quality field consultants, specialising in quality management systems, milking and mastitis management.
Dr Paul Edwards PhD, BSc, PGDip
Paul is a scientist at DairyNZ who completed a PhD in milking efficiency, in particular, reducing cow milking duration and dairy operating procedures.
Time and description
10:30-11:50 Achieve an efficient milking
12:00-12:30 Dairy set-up for smooth cow flow
12:30-13:00 BBQ lunch
13:00-13:50 Making mastitis detection simple
13:50-14:00 Tea break
14:00-14:50 Choosing a milking frequency
This workshop is available in the following locations:
Helensville, 9 Feb 2017 Te Aroha, 10 Feb 2017 Eastern BOP, 15 Feb 2017 Opunake, 17 Feb 2017 Wairarapa, 20 Feb 2017 Murchison, 22 Feb 2017 Hari Hari, 24 Feb 2017 Leeston, 27 Feb 2017 Taieri/South Otago, 2 March 2017
Milking efficiency module and quiz
On a typical dairy farm, 55% of your day is spent on milking and related tasks. Use this module to learn the key principles for efficient milking and take the quiz to see how you've done.