Thursday, 01 June 2017 07:55

Zespri boss to talk PSA at SMASH conferences

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The Smaller Milk and Supply Herds (SMASH) conferences will be held in three North Island venues next month.

The conference theme is ‘Sharing Solutions’; events will be held in Taranaki (June 21), Waikato (June 23) and Northland (June 26).

Three speakers - Zespri chief executive Lain Jager, vet Neil Chesterton and motivational speaker Kevin Biggar - have been roped in for the day-long event.

Jager will talk about how the kiwifruit industry tackled the big challenge of Psa, and how they rebuilt afterwards to create a solid footing going forward.

Chesterton is passionate about finding solutions to reduce lameness. He will talk about the lameness risk factors and show you how important cow flow and low stress handling are as keys to reducing foot injury.

Biggar will speak about overcoming your fear of challenges, confronting doubts head-on and creating the momentum to achieve success.

Each conference starts at 9am and finish with nibbles and drinks at 5pm. DairyNZ levy payers pay $70 for the event while non-levy payers will pay $120.

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