Waikato Winter Forum

Location: Hamilton Airport Conference Centre, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Date: 30/08/2017

Time: 1:15 PM-6:00 PM

NZIPIM Waikato Winter Forum: Future Alternatives to Pastoral Farming in the Waikato

With the rollout of environmental regulations and increased scrutiny by urban New Zealand, it is timely to consider the viability and sustainability of our current pastoral agricultural practices and explore future alternative farming practices in the Waikato.

Please join us to hear a mix of well-respected agribusiness identities and emerging young leaders speak about future farming alternatives available to Waikato farming enterprises now and into the future.

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Agenda:

1:15pm Tea and coffee and Branch AGM

2:00pm Introductions

2:05pm Forestry: an option 25 years ago and an option today. Warren Parker, former CEO Scion

2:45pm Off paddock dairy herd shelter. Hamish McMillan and Zoe Pow, Herd Homes

3:25pm Afternoon tea

3:45pm Sheep milking, progress to date, including establishing a premium product that matches consumer demand. Thomas MacDonald, Business Manager, Spring Sheep NZ

4:25pm Milking goats versus dairy cows - financial comparisons. Mason Pickering, final year Waikato University Agri Business student

5:05pm Maize grain and silage, opportunities available and returns. Ian Williams, Farm Systems Specialist, Pioneer.

5:45pm Happy hour

Afternoon event and dinner

Member $80 Non-Member $100 (including GST)

Afternoon event only
Member $35 Non-Member $50 and Student Member $10 (including GST)

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