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Selwyn Times: February 14, 2017

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30 Tuesday February 14 2017 SELWYN RURAL LIFE SELWYN TIMES Expert to run dogtraining workshop Participants attending the dog-training workshop being held in Darfield this Friday will be taught how to train their sheepdogs by an expert in the field – top New Zealand dog triallist Lloyd Smith. Organised by Beef+Lamb New Zealand and designed to train farmers to train their dogs, these workshops are part of a suite of workshops held throughout New Zealand, and are run whenever and wherever there is a demand. Mr Smith has been providing the training for around eight years, and says he took it up to help young shepherds and farmers by offering the type of training he didn’t have when he started out in the farming sector. “I didn’t have much idea when I started but I was keen to learn how to work around sheep,” he says. Having mastered the skill of dog handling, and gone on to become a highly successful dog trial competitor, Mr Smith is passing on the benefit of his experience and expertise. “There’s not a lot of resources out there to teach people how to train their dogs, but it’s much better for the dogs’ welfare to be trained. There are a lot of potentially great dogs that get ruined and unfortunately even put down, and that’s just because of people’s ignorance. They don’t know what to do.” Mr Smith will bring his own eight dogs to the Darfield workshop – four heading dogs and four Huntaways, which are at different stages of their own training. He will take participants through a step-by-step demonstration process, changing the dogs accordingly. He says it is important to get bad habits out of a dog right from the start, but that it is also important for owners to be flexible with their dogs, as they all have different characteristics. As there is a lot of information to take in over one afternoon, Lloyd Smith’s book and DVD, Pup Pen to Paddock, will be available for purchase so participants can have them to refer to and continue their training on their farm. The workshop is being held at Shelterdale Farm, 1207 Rockwood Road, Darfield on Friday, February 17 starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 6pm with a light barbecue. Tea and coffee will be supplied. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is essential. Email Theresa. laws@beeflambnz.com. Participants are requested not to bring their own dogs. 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213 Not just a tyre shop! On-FaRM SERViCES No CaLLout Fee (SElwyn diSTRiCT) aGRiCUlTURal TyRES Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. Enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & TV while you wait. • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 Jones Rd, Rolleston • www.tasmantyres.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 14 2017 31 SELWYN RURAL LIFE New protein ingredient boosts company’s sports nutrition market In what is believed to be a world first, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business NZMP has developed a new protein ingredient that delivers at least 10 per cent more protein than other standard whey protein offerings. Fonterra lead technologist, Neil Fraser says while some protein ingredients have traditionally been formulated from cheese whey, NZMP has used lactic casein whey to make the protein ingredient. Designed for use in sports drinks and energy bars, the new protein ingredient is faster acting, and lower in fat, sugar and carbohydrates than other similar protein products. “People are taking more interest in their diet and health, which means as the awareness of the benefits of protein goes more mainstream, sports nutrition is no longer just for exercise fanatics,” Mr Fraser says. Protein is an important part in everyone’s diet. It is needed for growth and maintenance of all cells in the body, especially muscles. “Protein is an important part in everyone’s diet. It is needed for growth and maintenance of all cells in the body, especially muscles. Proteins are believed to support athletic performance, but are also important for healthy ageing, especially when it comes to maintaining muscle strength and function as we get older.” NZMP’s range of dairy protein ingredients are marketed under the NZMP SureProtein brand. Dave Elgar lab “The NZMP protein has been developed and introduced to market in less than a year through the collaboration of Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre and Operations teams. It is a good example of getting more value out of our farmers’ milk by producing higher-value products,” Mr Fraser says. The United States leads the way in the protein boom in sports nutrition and the launch of the NZMP SureProtein ingredient has been quickly followed by orders from one of the biggest producers of sports nutrition drinks in the US. The Japanese are also keen. Trials of the new product there are resulting in customers looking to the innovative ingredient to provide them with the protein benefits and competitive edge they are seeking in their fast-growing sports nutrition market. Roundwood Farm posts Deer Fencing Post and Rail Fencing Yarding Timber Oregon Rails Oregon Gates Sheep and Deer Netting Gallagher Strainrite Fencing Systems Rural Section HOURS Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm Saturday: 8am- 12pm Weedons Ross Rd to Rolleston We are here Berketts Rd Jason Pester 1304 Main South Road, Christchurch jason@cthl.co.nz P 03 3477465 F 03 3477032 Trents Rd Main South Rd / SH1 Your Local Timber Merchant Selwyn Auto GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › WOF’s › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 329 5841 | 132 Leeston Road, Springston www.selwynauto.com | office@selwynauto.com