Farmers are being urged to feed more milk to new-born calves.
Organised by Advantage Feeders, five open days are planned - on farms in Cambridge, Rotorua, Fielding, Stratford and Waipu.
The open day will consist of two presentations and a demonstration. Dairy farm consultants from Headlands Consultancy, Ron Mulder and Liam Bawden, will discuss heifer nutrition, what it takes to grow great replacements and how this will benefit your bottom line. Gerard Roney, founder of Advantage Feeders, will show the benefits of the controlled system and demonstrate how it works. The presentations will be followed with a catered lunch.
Advantage Feeders says it has been helping farmers around the world overcome feeding challenges for almost 15 years and has now developed a model for the New Zealand dairy farmer. It harnesses the innovative and break-down free feed intake control system with easy manoeuvrability in wet and trying conditions, the company says.
To register, visit the Advantage Feeder website.