Field day - Systems that Work for You - Otorohanga, Waikato

Date: Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Time: 10 am for a cuppa, main programme 10.30 am - 2 pm
Location: Vern and Theresa Corbet, Puketarata Rd, Otorohanga, S/N 74378

Our hosts, Vern and Theresa Corbet, have installed in-shed feeders, cup removers and upgraded their plant. At this day we will look into how their system works for them, also:

Making your milking routine hum

How many hours do you spend in the shed each day? Do you wish you could get more done but you just don’t have the time? Or maybe your work:life balance just isn’t right?

In this session Josh Wheeler, QCONZ, will talk about practical ways you can smarten up your act in the shed to benefit you, your cows, and your bottom line. His session will include: ways you can improve your milking efficiency, optimising your milking machine to improve milking speed, and how a change in milking interval might work for you.

Nutrition – matching the curves

More than ever, recent developments in the industry have us all looking at our feeding policies and the balancing act between home-grown and bought-in feed. Jane Kay, DairyNZ, will talk about your options (e.g. alternatives to PKE), the pros and cons of each, creating a feeding policy that adapts to varying conditions throughout the season, and how to get the most out of your feeding regime.

Free event, all welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

How to get there
Map of Puketarata Rd, Otorohanga

Special dietary requirements
If you are coming to this event and you have special dietary requirements please email us to let us know what they are at

Protect our industry
Clean footwear at our field day will reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.



DairyNZ Levy Payer (Farmer) Free
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Industry (Non Farmer) Free
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