30 4 Tuesday [Edition datE] May172016 SELWYN RURAL LIFE Events aim to help farmers care for bobby calves SELWYN TIMES dairyNZ is running two training events to provide dairy farmers with a road map for a successful, risk-free calving season. The BoBBy Calf Focus and CalvingSmart events are part of a wider caring for calves programme designed to equip farmers with the skills, knowledge and resources to ensure that calves receive the best start to life. The events are free to levy-paying farmers and their staff. BoBBy Calf foCus Fifty-seven Bobby Calf Focus events are being delivered by vets and held around the country in May and June. The interactive 1.5 hour workshop has been developed by dairyNZ to give farm owners and managers the knowledge to clearly understand their responsibilities and provide them with tools for communicating messages to calf rearers. Topics will include fit for transport requirements, loading facilities, good staff management, and information about the proposed changes to the animal welfare minimum standards. Calving smart everyone in the farm team can boost their skills and knowledge at one of 17 CalvingSmart events in June and July. The one-day event is split into sessions for different experience levels. Those new on farm, or within their first couple of seasons, can learn how to identify the signs of calving, stages of labour and normal and abnormal calf presentation. By the end of the sessions, participants will know how to handle newborn calves safely, why it’s important to feed colostrum and why and how to record births. wellbeing tips will also be shared to help farmers stay healthy through the season. For on-farm decision makers, there are sessions on new colostrum research, simple low-cost management strategies, managing staff and details of the proposed changes to the animal welfare minimum standards. dairyNZ’s animal husbandry and welfare team manager Chris leach says animal welfare is at the heart of good farming practice. “our responsibility for the wellbeing of stock starts at birth and continues, not only while they are in our care, but also beyond the farm gate. “everyone on-farm has a part to play to ensure that all animals are treated with respect and cared for in a healthy and safe environment. ensuring that we have high standards of animal husbandry and welfare on our farms is good for us, our farm teams, our animals, our industry, and New Zealand’s reputation.” For details on dates of the events and to order resources, visit dairynz.co.nz/calves. CLAAS Harvest Centre financial plans to suit your business - from just 2.9% KVERNELAND PB 100 7 Furrows, furrow cracker. Was 29,500 $26,500 KUHN GMD702 SILVAN 3000LT AMAZONE CATROS 7501-2 Top drive mower, 7 discs, 2.7m front mounted, non conditioner. Only 2 seasons old. Trailing spraying with 24m boom, 3000Ltr tank. 2009 7501-2 trailing cultivator, 7.5m working width, 800m press wheels. C/w - new discs $10,500 $17,250 $45,000 MERLO P41.7 2008, 41.7 turbo-farmer, 2630Hrs, 140hp. Pallet forks included. $65,000 JCB 536-60AS 2007, 4600Hrs, Agri-super spec, 40km transmission, 130hp, 140Ltr per min hydraulic pump. $67,500 CLAAS Harvest Centre Canterbury Willie James Ph: 0272 715 462 | firstname.lastname@example.org CLAAS AXION 830 CIS 2014, 1535Hrs, 235hp, all tyres are in good condition. $135,000 CLAAS ARION 620 C-MATIC 2015 Cebis, 375Hrs, 158hp, 50kph, front suspension, 600kg weight block, 4 remotes. $149,000 CLAAS AXOS 330 2011 CX 4WD ROPS, 1933Hrs, Stoll FS20, 90hp. $45,000 All prices EXCLUDE GST *Based on 30% deposit and 24 monthly repayments Some exclusions may apply. Subject to CFS Terms & Conditions Call us today for some great clearance deals!
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