DairyNZ People Team Leader Jane Muir says the events have been successful despite the challenging times in dairying at present.
“Farmers have responded very positively to the opportunity for a day out with the team learning and networking and the range of workshop topics has suited a wide range of abilities and stages,” she said.
Workshops included stockmanship, understanding cow behaviour, udder health, and efficient cupping techniques through to design of track and yard infrastructure, energy efficiency, milking frequency and ways to improve cow flow.
“The key message from Milksmart is that small changes in milking processes can add up to big savings in time and money. The events have focused on very practical tips, advice, and ideas for milking smarter – enabling farmers and their staff to make small improvements that help in finding another hour and saving another dollar,” Jane said.
More than 200 farmers have registered to attend today’s Ashburton event.
Farmers who were not able to attend the events can access tools and resources at www.dairynz.co.nz/milking
The Milksmart competition is open until 4 pm on Wednesday 23rd March at www.dairynz.co.nz/milksmart
Two people will win a two-night deluxe mystery break, courtesy of the Milksmart competition sponsors FarmGuard and PGG Wrightson Seeds.
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