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Regional Workshops

Fertility, fertiliser & how to get good legume performance in dryland operations

“More Deer and fewer Sheep!”

When: Wednesday 22 March
Where: M & G Forrester, Forrest Downs block, 1593 Ram Paddock Road. (This is inland from Amberley and will be signposted from SH1, just south of the Waipara River)

Come and hear what the North Canterbury Advance Party has been up to and why members are putting up more deer fencing.

If you can please RSVP to Lyndon Matthews, or phone/text 0274 22 22 19 for catering purposes, would be greatly appreciated.


1.00pm:  Introductions and hear from the Advance Party members – Personal experiences

1.30pm:  Farm tour – 4WD utes – with stops across the property for further discussion

3.00pm:  Back in shed- Advance Party member presentations and feedback opportunity

4.30pm:  Conclude the day with a BBQ and refreshments

Topics for discussion

A system that gives great results

•       Pre rut weaning and maximizing autumn growth rates

•       The use of self feed silage pits and fodder beet

•       The importance of early spring feed

Fertility, fertiliser and optimising legume production

•       Key note – Dr Doug Edmeades, who will speak on optimizing legume performance in dryland environments - Read more about Doug here

Advance Party members reports

•       Hear from all Advance Party members about their achievements after 12 months in the programme and where their biggest gains have been.

•       Q&A opportunity

For more information about the event contact AP group Chairman Lyndon Matthews on 03 314 4562

Regional Workshop details

North Canterbury Advance Party
22 Mar 2017
M & G Forrester, Forrest Downs block, 1593 Ram Paddock Road.