Small herd dairy field day tar­gets feed pads

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

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).

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