Small herd dairy field day targets feed pads
A Waikato field day will be held on March 23 to share information about feed pads and shelters with dairy farmers of smaller herds. Hosted by Dairynz and Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH), the day will share technical and farmer expertise.
Dairynz environment extension specialist Mike Bramley said the event would explore options for standing cows off pasture. Information will include feed pad design, construction and maintenance, how to capture and manage effluent, and where to go for further advice. Attendees will then catch up over lunch. The field day is at Ngahinapouri. For more information, phone 08004Dairynz (08004 324 7969).