South Island Sheep Dairying Workshop
We wish to invite you to the South Island Sheep Dairying Workshop, being held at Lincoln University on 18 – 19 March 2016.
Sheep dairying is garnering increasing attention as a sustainable and economically viable farm system option, however, there are limited opportunities to find out information on which to make investment options.
This workshop provides an opportunity to hear from a range of stakeholders about production, processing and marketing issues and visit a sheep dairy unit well under development.
Friday 18th March 12.45pm start
Saturday 19th March 9.30am start
C1 (Commerce Building Lecture Theatre)
Ellesmere Junction Road
Charing Cross Dairy
1021 Bealey Road
FRIDAY 18th MARCH (LU Campus)
|12:45pm||Arrive and register|
|1:00pm||Welcome and history of sheep dairying – an industry on the rise|
|1:15pm||Canterbury Development Corporation – role of sheep dairying as a regional economic diversification option|
|1:30pm||Does sheep dairying pay? (Economics)
|2:15pm||What can you do with your milk? (Marketing options)|
|3:20pm||Food South – innovation and food product development|
|4:10pm||Environmental, infrastructural planning and food safety requirements for producing milk
Farming dairy sheep – sourcing sheep, genetics, lamb rearing, feeding regimes, sourcing rams
|5:00pm||Dr Haim Leibovich, Business Consultant, Israeli small ruminant specialist|
|7:00pm||Dinner reservation (pay your own) – venue to be advised|
SATURDAY 19th MARCH (Trafford’s Farm)
|9:30am||Cuppa on farm|
|9:45am||Look at a 180-ewe dairy unit. Infrastructure and food safety requirements for producing milk|
|1:00pm||Practical session: including range of sheep types, confirmation issues, animal health, management, milking system options, fertility, artificial insemination, milk yield, environmental footprint|
|5:00pm||Review of the day and plans for the future: a South Island Sheep Dairy Association?|
|5:30pm||Drinks and BBQ on-farm at Trafford’s|
Registration for this workshop will be $125pp (including GST).
A late registration of $25 will apply from Thursday 10th March.
To register for this workshop, please click here.
Should you require accommodation for the duration of this course, there are several options available in Lincoln. Delegates are required to make their own arrangements directly with the providers.
– Lincoln University – single-bed study rooms with shared bathroom facilities, $78.50/night for bed and fully-cooked breakfast. To book, email Faye McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org
– The Famous Grouse Hotel
– Lincoln Motel
Should you require more information regarding the course, please contact:
022 0971 766; email@example.com
If you need help registering, please contact:
03 423 0542; firstname.lastname@example.org