Alister and Lyn's Okaihau property has been the DairyNZ Northland Focus Farm for almost three years and this field day summarised some of their successes.
Around 170 people attended the field day on the Candy's property, a record number for a DairyNZ field day in Northland.
Focus farm facilitator Gareth Baynham says the Candys have made big farm changes since getting involved in the focus farm project.
"Production has increased nearly 50 percent to more than 1000kg MS/ha and farm expenses have dropped to be less than $4/kgMS," says Gareth. "These gains equate to an extra $200,000 profit per year, at a $6/kgMS milk price."
Gareth is keen for other farmers achieve the same success.
"This field day talked about how other farmers can make the changes on their farm. We had three practical workshops which focused on how Alister and Lyn made the changes on their farm."
For more information about the field day and the focus farm contact Gareth Baynham on 027 4420556 or email email@example.com.
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