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Leading Experts to Present Research to Farmers

09 November 2012

NEW ZEALAND- By using leading experts in the field, two DairyNZ events are going to provide a great source of information to farmers at meetings at Darfield and Ashburton.

Dr John Roche from DairyNZ, Dr Jim Gibbs from Lincoln University and Dr Terry Hughes from Synlait will present unbiased and research-based information to farmers in Darfield and Ashburton.

DairyNZ consulting officer for Western Canterbury, Juliette Lee, says the events will separate fact from fiction.

"These meetings are a new and different format – with no fixed subjects to be presented and a very short introduction, they are based around the audience asking any question they like, and speakers answering these with the available science," says Juliette.

"Considering the calibre of the speakers and their varied backgrounds, I don't think there will be any questions that they couldn't answer."

An insight into the potential pitfalls and opportunities to better utilise supplementary feed will also be given.

"Farmers are inundated with information on what to feed their cows and the experts will be able to cut through this by relaying information from on-farm research," adds Mrs Lee.

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