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Focus Farm Field Days Coming Up

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(1) This Wednesday, 21 May: Inaugural NORTH CANTERBURY focus farm field day at Mendip Hills Station, Parnassus.
This large property runs 1150 adult mixed-age breeding deer, an intensive young hinds unit and is also aligned to a separate finishing venison block. There is a mixture of crossbreeding with Wapiti and European sires and a unit that is both expanding and developing under the expertise and management of Simon Lee and team and producing weaning in the high 90 percentages.
The programme is: 10am start with morning tea; 10:30 Welcome and introductions; 10:40 Speakers; 11.45 Property tour and speakers; 4pm Social hour sponsored by Mountain River Processors.
Discussion topics include: genetic improvement and breed suitability to add to hind and fawn performance over lactation; the role of deer and cattle in tussock and scrub development; and developments in integrated stock management.
For further information contact facilitator Peter Bradley on ,
, or Mark Shadbolt on .
(2) Wednesday, May 28: SOUTH CANTERBURY/NORTH OTAGO focus farm field day at Whiterock Station, Rangitata Gorge, hosted by Ross and Sally Stevens. Whiterock is described as an intensively farmed high country property.
The programme is: BYO lunch (with tea and coffee provided), 1pm Welcome and introductions; 1.20pm Property tour; 3pm Woolshed discussion; 4.30pm Informal barbecue with meat donated by Alliance Group and refreshments by The National Bank.
Discussion topics include: Weaner growth rates and grain feeding; hill country development; three-year plan for Whiterock; industry challenges; deer farming looking forward.
For further details contact facilitator Nicky Hyslop of Macfarlane Rural Business on , .

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