Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021
Start time: 10.00 am at Woolshed
Speakers will present in the morning. There will be a farm tour in the afternoon.
Topics to be covered:
10.20 - Farm performance – Paul Mahoney and Mike Sarich
10.50 - Proof that sheep don’t like wet feet – Rene Corner Thomas (Massey University)
11.10 - Knowing when blowfly numbers are going to explode – Paul Brett (Massey University)
11.30 - How much soil is lost following winter crop grazing on hill country? – Lucy Burkitt (Massey University)
11.50 - Can hill country farms be carbon neutral? – Sinead Leahy (Director, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre).
There will be time for questions at the end of each talk.
12.30 - Lunch
- If possible, bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Motorbike helmets are required on quads, no passengers are allowed and no riding on the back of farm utes is permitted.
- Farmlands are kindly putting on a barbeque for lunch or you can bring your own packed lunch.
- Tea and coffee will be provided.
- We will proceed wet or fine, so wet weather gear may be needed.
Limestone Downs General Manager