Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Pasture Summit holds dairy field days

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Two dairy farm field days will be held this spring as a continuation of the 2018 Pasture Summit that brought together farmers, advisers and researchers from New Zealand and Ireland.
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The first will be in the North island on Morlands Farm, near Te Awamutu, on Thursday, September 19 and will be hosted by Pete Morgan, representing the Morgan and Sinclair Equity Partnership.

The second will be on Wednesday, October 2, at Roadley Farms near Ashburton and will be hosted by Greg Roadley.

Both Morgan and Roadley spoke at the inaugural conference in two locations last November.

The programme for the field days consists of an overview of the farm and its financials, benchmarks against other farms, a farm walk to discuss pasture and the herd and an optional session on equity partnerships, new farm buying and a herd-owning sharemilking set-up.

The Pasture Summit committee is chaired by Colin Armer and has a membership of more than 30 people, many of whom have experience and connections in dairying in both countries.

The biennial summit will be held in Ireland next year and return to NZ in 2022.

Organiser Anne Bird said there is a charge of $25 to attend a field day. Register at pasturesummit.co.nz.

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