2019 SheepMilkNZ Conference

Creating New Futures

The 5th annual national sheep dairy conference

Date: Tuesday-Wednesday March 19-20, 2019 Location:The Bledisloe,  Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Registration: Click here to Register

Draft Programme 2019 SheepMilkNZ Conference

Main Venue: Bledisloe Function Centre, Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Day 1. Tuesday March 19

9.30-10.00 Welcome

10.30-12.00 Session 1: Consumers, Markets and Products  includes presentations on   Sheep milk Foods Market research, New Products, taste and flavour research, product declarations

1.00-2.00 pm Session 2:  Regulation, Processing, Manufacturing, and Support  includes presentations on new manufacturing facilities and processes

2.00pm – 3.10  Session 3. AgResearch Off Farm Research Session includes clinical trials, digestion projects and mineral, bone and trace elements work

3.10-3.45pm  Transfer to Spring Sheep’s Monavale Farm

3.45-5.15  Session 4 AgResearch-Spring Sheep Session Joint farmer- researcher presentations  at three stations covering milking, feed and lamb-rearing.

5.30-6pm  – Transfer to Vilegrad Wines Ohaupo by Bus (or by car) for Conference Dinner :  Pre dinner drinks 6-7pm Dinner 7pm- 9.30pm (includes Guest Speaker and light entertainment).

Day 2. Wednesday March 30

9.00-10.00 Session 4 International Guest Speakers,  Julie and Sandy Cameron  (Meredith)

10.30-1pm Session 5:  Farm Operations includes presentations on sheep dairy farm feasibility/profitability, genetics, comparative farm systems and farm microbiology

2.00-3.30 Workshop Sessions includes workshops on ‘Getting started in Sheep Dairying’ and ‘Dairy sheep Health, Welfare and Diseases’

3.30-4pm Closing  Final remarks and farewell


Thursday March 21 Conference tour:  Return bus trip to Maui Milk (Waikino) (8am-5pm)

2019 AgMardt International Key Note Speakers:

Sandy and Julie Cameron, Meredith Dairy, Victoria, Australia  (Australia’s largest sheep milk producers since 1991)

Contact details:  Sheepmilknz@massey.ac.nz

Telephone: 021 672 199 (mobile)

Cornerstone Sponsors:  

Massey University, AgResearch, Agmardt


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