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2020 SheepMilkNZ Conference

Conference now shifted to online recording of live event  due to the

Covid-19 Coronavirus situation 

Extending the Potential

Tuesday, March 31 9.30-3.00pm

 Recording of the live conference

Unfortunately due to the developing coronavirus situation we have been forced to cancel the face to face  conference and switch to an online-streamed offering on March 31. While clearly not ideal, as much of the value of our conference is in the conversations, connections and interactions that occur during the conference, we nevertheless hope that the online option will be helpful in supporting the industry’s development at this, particularly exciting, time (we plan to run the face to face conference at Lincoln in 2021).  Below is the revised draft line-up of presentations  for our streamed event.

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Tuesday March 31

9.30-9.35 Welcome (Craig and Linda)

9.35–10.10 Session 1:  Markets and Nutrition 

10.10-11.20  Session 2: Environment

  • 10.10-10.25: Dairy sheep conference 2020_final_DianaSelbie (Diana Selbie, AgResearch)
  • 10.25-10.40  Canterbury, Water and Nitrates (Mike Joy, Victoria U)
  • 10.40-10.55 Low nitrogen Sheep Dairying in Canterbury(Rod McMillan, Farmer)
  • 10.55-11.10  On farm spoilage bacteria (Alexis Risson, Massey U – video due to travel restrictions)
  • 11.10-11.20: Questions and Comment

11.20-11.30: Morning Tea Break

11.30-12.25 : Session 3: Manufacturing 

  • 11.30-11.45 Manufacturing_Electrostatic Spray Drying (Bogdan Zisu, Spraying Systems Co, Australia)
  • 12.00-12.15: Science and applications of a new sheep milk freezing technology (Jolin Morel, Massey U)
  • 12.15-12.25: Questions and Comments

12.25-12.45  Lunch break

12.45-2.10 Session 4  Nutrition (Chair: Linda Samuelsson, AgResearch)

2.10-3.00 Session 5: Farm Operations, Breeding and Genetics   

  • 2.10-2.25   REIMS – a novel tool for rapid screening of sheep milk ( Alastair Ross, AgResearch)
  • 2.25-2.40pm  Genetics Update (Suzanne Rowe AgResearch)
  • 2.40-2.55pm. Massey-MPI Survey of NZ Sheep Dairy Operators (Craig Prichard, Massey and Geoff King, MPI)
  • 2.55-3.05: Questions and Comments

3.05-3.15pm Concluding comments and farewell (Sarah O’Connell, The AgriBusiness Group)


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