Tararua Focus Group
Newsletter #4 

NAIT and E.I.D. - Capturing the Benefits

Your 2012 Winter Feed Budget

Ewe Winter Reminders

B+LNZ PGP Update

Our most recent Farming for Profit day on 22nd May 2012 at Kumeroa was a great mix of discussion, practical demonstration and useful take-home information. Thanks to those who attended; the level of questions, interaction and comment was great and really added to the material presented.

Chris and Staci Thompson run a large heifer grazing, bull and lamb finishing operation on ‘Four Creeks'; part of Manawanui  Ltd, a larger farming company. They have been using EID in this system for 6+ years, and Chris's demonstration out in the yards and description of the benefits was really helpful for those still struggling to see where it might fit. The other very comforting fact was that the gear Chris is using is now considered ‘very old', but it still worked seamlessly and quickly.

David Hildreth gave us a great photo show of how they use EID in their stud ewe flock; and made the point that early adopters like themselves have made ‘most of the mistakes' and are happy to help others who are wanting to adopt the technology - don't battle away in isolation!                                                                                   

Click on the newsletter link below for more detail on this, plus critical aspects of feed and ewe management that may make the difference between a record lambing or not this season! Finally we include some notes on Mike Petersen's update on B+LNZ's PGP (Primary Growth Partnership) project application

Ginny :-)

Ginny Dodunski, on behalf of the facilitators, Baker & Associates and Totally Vets Ltd

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