Find out what feed planning assistance is available to you.
Feed availability is currently a key concern for many farmers. Drought is having a significant impact on the amount of feed being grown across the country. Covid-19 and related measures are also having an impact, restricting transport and import options.
MPI have worked with us at DairyNZ, along with other sector partners, and have established a way to provide remote feed planning support to farmers.
How it works
This service is based on level of need and operates on three levels:
1. In the first instance, we’ll work out how much feed you need. A call to an industry or levy body will get you a free stock take assessment of your feed planning needs.
2. In the second instance, where it’s required, we can offer more advice and practical support. An advisor will help you understand what needs to be done and how you can go about it.
3. Finally, we can also refer you to an NZIPIM certified person who can offer more in-depth support. We can refer you to a farm systems consultant, who can provide help over the phone or visit if it is a serious animal welfare issue. Please note this level 3 support is not free.
Please call one of these toll-free numbers:
|Dairy sector – DairyNZ||0800 4 DAIRYNZ (0800 4 324 7969)|
|Dry stock sector – Beef + Lamb||0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352)|
|Other sectors or lifestyle blocks – AgFirst||0508 AGFIRST (0508 243 477)|
This service will be available until the 30 June 2020, at which point we will review the need to extend.
Get in touch now
Good feed planning matters. The earlier you plan, the better prepared you’ll be.
Help is on hand. Give us a call.