SMASH Conference 2016 – Cambridge

In region: Waikato In category Conference

CRV Ambreed is sponsoring the Smaller Milk and Supply Herds Conference 2016 at the Don Rowlands Centre in Cambridge on 24 June 2016.


Theme: Finding the Silver Lining

A positive, vibrant and interactive day organised by dairy farmers for dairy farmers, with plenty of time for informal networking. Get ideas, methods and inspiration to make the shift to a whole new level!


Programme highlights

The attractive option of staying small and highly profitable

Mark Townshend, will speak about the importance of smaller herd farming to the industry and how wealth can be created, and protected, in small to medium-sized farming businesses. Mark is not only a dairy farmer himself, with forty years’ experience of dealing with dairy industry price volatility, but also a former Fonterra director, and he has involvement in dairy farms across New Zealand, in Chile and the USA.

Growing your farming career – farmer panel

A panel of local young up and coming farmers, including Dave Swney, Mike O’Connor and James Courtman, will talk about their different career paths and how they have progressed through the industry to date. Their experiences show how varied dairy farming careers can be nowadays.

Less mastitis, more profit

Steve Cranefield from Puremilk, a senior veterinarian with over 19 years’ experience specialising in dairy practice, will take you through what your BMSCC graph is telling you, identifying the mastitis risk on your farm, the milking machine and its influence on mastitis, and practical ways to reduce mastitis.

Programme runs from 10am-5pm.

Click here to see a full copy of the programme.



$70/ticket for DairyNZ levy payers (farmers and staff)

$120/ticket for non-levy payers

Meals included in your ticket price.


How to register

Register and pay online and go in the draw for a night’s free accommodation. Registrations close 17 June. Click here to register.


Need more information?

Email or phone Noldy Rust 0272 553 048.