Friday, July 8, 2022

Roadshow heads north

A roadshow presenting the latest findings from a national herd fertility study is heading north after a successful South Island tour.

Hundreds of dairy farmers attended events all over the South Island last month to learn more about how they can increase revenue from the same sized herd. 

“We had a great turnout with plenty of farmer interest so we’re looking forward to kicking off the North Island leg next month, to talk with more farmers about the opportunity which exists for many from improving the reproductive performance of their herd,” LIC’s reproduction solutions manager Greg McNeil said. 

More than 300 farmers and local rural professionals attended events in Canterbury, West Coast and Southland. McNeil said they now plan to visit 11 North Island farming centres starting in Whangarei on June 10. 

“As we did in the south, this is an open invitation to all farmers and anyone else who is interested to come along and join the discussion, learn more about what drives successful reproduction and what they could do to improve their herd’s performance,” he said.  

Cognosco scientist Tom Brownlie said the presentation will provide farmers, local vets and consultants with the latest research into the reproductive performance of New Zealand dairy herds and local statistics.  

“The comprehensive study, funded by DairyNZ, was carried out over many farms and many years with herds across the country and has provided fascinating insights of how successful reproduction is achieved on farms of all sizes.  

“We’ll be presenting these findings in a practical way that will provide farmers with information they can take away and apply on their own farms, to help improve their herd’s reproductive performance and get more profit from the same sized herd.”  

Light refreshments will be provided, so for catering purposes please RSVP to 

‘Same herd, more profit’ reproduction roadshow: 

Date Venue
June 10 Whangarei, 11am-1pm, Jordan Valley Farm Conference Room
June 17

Rongotea, 11am-1pm, Te Kawau Memorial Recreation Centre 


Paihiatua, 7-9pm, Bush Sports Complex 

June 18

Hawera, 2-4pm, WTARS Farm Seminar Room 


Stratford, 6.30-8.30pm, TET Multi Sports Centre 

June 27

Awakeri, 10am-12noon, Awakeri Events Centre 


Rotorua, 3-5pm, Alpin Motel and Conference Centre 

July 2

Cambridge, 10am-12noon, Prince Albert Tavern 


Tokoroa, 2-4pm, Tokoroa Bowling Club 

July 3

Huntly, 10am-12noon, Twin Lakes Event Centre 

  Ngatea, 2-4pm, Ngatea Rugby Club 
  • An event in Nelson/Marlborough will be scheduled later in the year.
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