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 or 03 218 2274

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



Update 22-03-2017

Raising the roof

Significant progress continues to be made at the Southern Dairy Hub. The roof is now on the dairy shed, and the effluent pond and weeping walls are taking shape. Our photo gallery below shows how developments are coming along and we’ve also included a flyover video of the site.

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Update 03-03-2017

A fine break in the weather has seen work at the Southern Dairy Hub ramp up. Work cultivating, regrassing, fencing, lanes, the dairy shed and effluent system are all in full swing.

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Update 16-02-2017

Welcome to our Southern Dairy Hub (SDH) fortnightly update as we convert a sheep and beef farm to a fully operational dairy, demonstration and research farm.

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