Seminar - Townie Views Made Clear and Grow Better Calves - Waikato

Date: Thursday, 26th April 2018
Time: 10 am for a cuppa, main programme 10.30 am - 2 pm
Location: Don Rowlands Centre, Karapiro, Cambridge

What do the public really think about dairying?

How do the public feel about dairy and what drives their perceptions? We hear a lot about the rural/urban divide. Is it true that the public hate dairy farmers and is there a media beat-up?

To understand what’s actually happening DairyNZ has explored public perceptions and how the media portray dairying. Lee Cowan, DairyNZ Senior Communications and External Engagement Manager, will share its findings. As well as looking at why it’s important to have public support, she’ll talk about DairyNZ’s new approach which aims to build better impressions of dairying and dairy farmers. You’ll gain insights into what’s going on behind the scenes, and find out what you can do to build better public perceptions.

Grow better calves

It’s not long till calving is upon us again. The success of your youngstock management between birth and weaning will influence your calves’ productivity once they reach the herd.

Emma Cuttance, VetEnt, will talk about calf health and welfare research findings, and best practice calf management to achieve better outcomes for your calves. She will cover how you can ensure your calves get enough good quality colostrum close to birth, alongside other aspects.

Register before 20th April and go in the draw for a Trusti Tuber Starter Kit!

Trusti Tuber Starter Kit

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

How to get there
Map of Don Rowlands Centre, Karapiro

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

Portable Document Format (PDF)Townie Views Made Clear and Grow Better Calves Seminar Flyer Apr18 (452kb)