APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES

The trust is a charitable trust with the principle objectives of fostering the regional development of sustainable and profitable dairy farming within the southern region and a cornerstone partner in the Southern Dairy Hub (SDH) having sought a mandate and donations from the rural community in support of this project.

Annually three of the existing trustees retire by rotation.   Expressions of interest are now being called from interested persons who wish to be considered as trustees.

Expressions of interest stating the special attributes, skills and knowledge you would bring to the trust should be in writing and forwarded to:

 

Southern Dairy Development Trust

c/- McIntyre Dick & Partners Limited

PO Box 848

Invercargill  9840

or

Email:  chriss@mdp.co.nz

 

Applications close on Saturday 20 October 2018

Further information on the trust and a position description for trustees can be obtained by emailing, Tony Miles at:  vatfarming@gmail.com

FIELD DAY 10th October 2018

FIELD DAY

10th October 2018

10:30am – 1:00pm

Venue: Southern Dairy Hub

Parking: Gate B – 225 Branxholme

Makarewa Road, Makarewa

(Opposite Alliance Group Plant)

 

Join us on farm to get the latest updates of what’s been happening on farm and with the research projects

The Southern Dairy Hub along with Senior Scientist, Dawn Dalley from DairyNZ and AgResearch will give updates on the farm, and science projects that have been in progress over the winter.

Guest Speakers:

  • Shane Griffin – Southern Dairy Hub’s Farm Manager – will provide a farm update
  • Dr. Dawn Dalley – DairyNZ Senior Scientist – will report on the winter results from the R1’s and the cows managed on the standard and low impact kale vs. fodder beet farmlets. There will also be an update on the farm systems implementation.
  • Dr Ross Monaghan – AgResearch – Will provide a progress report on the N leaching story and the 12-month stream sampling.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by: 8th October 2018

Ronda Ridsdale – ronda.ridsdale@dairynz.co.nz or 03 218 2274

 

Please arrive with CLEAN footwear.  Disinfectant facilities will be available on arrival & departure.

Thank-you for respecting your host farmer.

 

Southern Dairy Hub Limited Partner Investors:

 

Lunch kindly supplied by:

FIELD DAY 15th March 2018

FIELD DAY

15th March 2018

10:30am – 1:30pm

Venue: Southern Dairy Hub
Parking: Gate B – 225 Branxholme Makarewa Road, Makarewa (Opposite Alliance Group Plant)

Dairy Hub Limited Partner Investors:

Join us on farm to get the latest updates of what’s been happening on farm and with the research projects

The Southern Dairy Hub along with scientists from DairyNZ and AgResearch will give updates on the farm, and science projects that have been in progress from the start of the season to today and what the next steps are.

Guest Speakers:

  • Guy Michaels – Southern Dairy Hub’s Business Manager – will provide a farm update and how they have been managing biosecurity on farm
  • Dr. Dawn Dalley – DairyNZ Senior Scientist – will discuss farming for the future: testing paddock based solutions to reduce farm system N loss by 30% and improve profitability. Kale vs Fodder beet for wintering – what more have we learnt from winter 2017?
  • Dr. Ross Monaghan – AgResearch Senior Scientist – will discuss the Environmental Planning Progress, give a stream monitoring programme update and discuss the variable width riparian plan
  • Mark Bryan – VetSouth Managing Director – Anti-microbial resistance discussion
  • Sally Taylor – VetSouth Veterinarian – Hub Staph. Aureus update and dry cow plan

 

Please RSVP for catering purposes by: 9th March 2018

Ronda Ridsdale – ronda.ridsdale@dairynz.co.nz or 03 218 2274

 

Please arrive with CLEAN footwear.  Disinfectant facilities will be available on arrival & departure.

Thank-you for respecting your host farmer.

 

LUNCH KINDLY SUPPLIED BY:

Field Day 14 November 2017

Southern Dairy Hub Limited Partner Investors:

10:30am – 1:00pm

611 Ryal Bush Wallacetown Road 611 Ryal Bush Wallacetown Road  Makarewa 

Dairy Supply No: 31445 

Join us on farm to get the latest updates of what’s been happening on farm and with the research projects

The Southern Dairy Hub along with scientists from DairyNZ and AgResearch will give updates on the farm, and science projects that have been in progress from the start of the season to today and what the next steps are.

Guest Speakers:

Guy Michaels – Southern Dairy Hub’s Business Manager – will provide a farm update
Dr. Dawn Dalley – DairyNZ Senior Scientist – will describe what a Research farm is and give a brief description on how the Research Advisory Committee works. She will also update us on the Crop Trial that began in Winter.
Cáthal Wims – DairyNZ Post-Doctoral Scientist – will brief us on the work being done on the Forage Value Index.
Dr. Ross Monaghan – AgResearch Senior Scientist and Jane Chrystal –
AgResearch – Research Associate – will discuss mitigating nitrogen loss to water Research.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by 13th November 2017:
Ronda Ridsdaleronda.ridsdale@dairynz.co.nz or 03 218 2274

Please arrive with CLEAN footwear.  Disinfectant facilities will be available on arrival & departure. Thank-you for respecting your host farmer.

 

  LUNCH KINDLY SUPPLIED BY: