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Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019

Start time: 10.00 am at Woolshed

Speakers will present in the morning. There will be a farm tour in the afternoon with a choice between dairy or sheep and beef.

Topics to be covered:

  • Farm performance – Paul Mahoney (Limestone Downs)
  • Dairy-beef progeny test: Post-calving performance of cows and heifers – Lucy Coleman (Massey University).
  • New Generation Beef – dairy-origin calves for beef at 8-12 months of age – Dr Nicola Schreurs (Massey University)
  • Dairy-Beef Progeny Test: growth and meat quality – Natalia Martin (Massey University)
  • Ewe udder defects and their effects on lamb survival and growth – Associate Professor Anne Ridler (Massey University).
  • Nitrogen reference points and farm environment plans – Sarah Sexton and Adrian Brocksopp (Ravensdown)


If possible, bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Motorbike helmets required on quads, no passengers.

Riding on tractors is not permitted.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

We will proceed wet or fine, so wet weather gear may be needed.

We regret to advise that Kevin Lowe, who has been associated with Limestone Downs since the inception of the The C. Alma Baker Trust in 1981, died suddenly on 19 June.  

A number of PhD Scholarships funded by the Trust were awarded recently to Massey University students. The awards were presented by Professor Hugh Blair, a Director of C. Alma Baker Trust (NZ) Ltd.

emma pettigrew
Emma Pettigrew
stacie hendricks
Stacie Hendricks
natalia martin
Natalia Martin


Retirement of David Frith, former Director and Deputy Chair.  L to R: Robin Boyes (Chair of Trustees), Dame Margaret Millard (Director and Board Chair), David Frith.