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Pasture Summit 2018 - North Island Conference (Hamilton)

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Day 1: Plenary sessions followed by Gala Dinner and keynote speaker at Claudelands Event Centre. Day 2: Workshops at Lye Farm, Waikato

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A new conference conceived by farmers who believe dairy farming can and should be profitable and rewarding, and that pasture-fed products are best for the consumer and environment.

Leading international dairy researchers and farmers will address these core elements at twin events in Hamilton and Ashburton in November.

The Pasture Summit is a collaboration between New Zealand and Ireland. Both countries share an international competitive advantage in the food sector which is dependent on excellence and innovation in pasture-based farming. The event will also help farmers make the most of the latest research into the relationship between dairy pasture systems and cow fertility.

Instigated and organised by dairy farmers for dairy farmers, and with support from DairyNZ, the summit conferences will include:

  • an assessment of current farm financial situations and the factors that underpin the most consistently profitable farms
  • an exploration of where grass-fed dairy products fit with consumer need and other foods, and what can (and must) be done to take advantage of healthy food and nutrition trends
  • a session on the tools available (and those under development) to support pasture growth and help farmers be good custodians of the environment
  • a presentation of the best and latest research into dairy pasture systems and cow breeding, including research on cow fertility
  • a focus on building equity, with presentations from both established and growing farmers, outlining what they’ve done and are doing to reach equity growth goals (particularly in relation to farm ownership).

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