Software training available
Dairy farmers across New Zealand have the opportunity to attend free software training which could open the door to improved cow conception rates during the upcoming mating season and better pasture management.
The training is just one of a programme of 31 workshops being held by dairy farmer co-operative LIC from one end of the country to the other in September and October this year.
The majority of New Zealand dairy farmers use LIC’s herd recording programme, MINDA, to manage individual and herd information and the workshops will help them get even more value.
LIC general manager farm systems, Rob Ford, said technology is more a part of modern dairying than it has ever been.
Two workshops are on offer one in the morning and the second in the afternoon.The morning session is designed to help farmers get to grips with MINDA Land & Feed Basics so they are more able to offset weather extremes, be compliant with environmental requirements and, overall, achieve more efficient use of pasture.
The afternoon session is designed to help farmers improve their ability to manage and analyse cow and herd mating performance during the upcoming dairy mating season.