Dairy-Beef Progeny Test: Limestone Downs open day
Thursday 2nd February 2017
B+LNZ Genetics Dairy-Beef Progeny Test: How are the calves of the bulls stacking up?
The first crop of progeny test calves have now moved into a sheep and beef finishing system. Initial results will be presented by Massey University’s Dr Rebecca Hickson at the Limestone Downs annual field day. Hear first-hand insights from those involved, learn about the viability of dairy-beef calves for your operation and view the beef-sired progeny test calves on display.
Read more about the dairy-beef project here
C. ALMA BAKER TRUST (NZ) LTD
OPEN DAY - LIMESTONE DOWNS
10am, Tuesday 14 February
Limestone Downs Woolshed, 1340 Port Waikato/Waikaretu Road
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
Physical and Financial Farm Performance
Dairy Beef and Theileria - Dr Rebecca Hickson, Massey University, will report on progress with the dairy herd mated to beef sires and an update on Theileria.
Precision Application of Fertiliser - Michael White, Ravensdown will report on work done at Limestone Downs.
Facial Eczema - Professor Hugh Blair and Dave Milne will discuss steps taken to avoid Facial Eczema damage including breeding for tolerance
Stream Monitoring - Gerry Kessels, Ecologist will report on monitoring stream water quality following the dairy conversion.
What to bring
If possible bring 4 wheel drive vehicles, motorbike helmets required on quads and no passengers. Riding on tractors is not permitted.
Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Field day will proceed wet or fine, so wet weather gear may be required.
Find out more
For details about the open day contact Paul Mahoney on 09 232 9897.
For more information about B+LNZ Genetics Dairy-Beef Progeny test, visit our progeny test page