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2020 SheepMilkNZ Conference

Conference shifted to online live event  due to Covid-19

Extending the Potential

Tuesday, March 31 9.30-3.00pm

 Recording of the live conference

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus situation we were  forced to cancel the face to face  conference and we switched to an online-streamed on March 31. While clearly not ideal, as much of the value of our conference is in the conversations, connections and interactions that occur during the event, we nevertheless hope that the online option has been helpful in supporting the industry’s development at this, particularly exciting, time. All going well, we plan to run the face to face conference at Lincoln in 2021.  Below is conference presentation line-up for the streamed event with, where available, the slides. To view the recording via our YouTube channel click the link here:  View full conference recording

Tuesday March 31

9.30-9.35 Welcome (Craig and Linda)

9.35–10.10 Session 1:  Markets and Nutrition (click to see full session recording)

10.10-11.20  Session 2: Environment (click to see full session recording)

  • 10.10-10.25: Dairy sheep conference 2020_final_DianaSelbie (Diana Selbie, AgResearch)
  • 10.25-10.40  Canterbury, Water and Nitrates (Mike Joy, Victoria U)
  • 10.40-10.55 Low nitrogen Sheep Dairying in Canterbury(Rod McMillan, Farmer)
  • 10.55-11.10  On farm spoilage bacteria (Alexis Risson, Massey U)
  • 11.10-11.20: Questions and Comment

11.20-11.30: Morning Tea Break

11.30-12.25 : Session 3: Manufacturing (Click to see full session recording) 

  • 11.30-11.45 Manufacturing_Electrostatic Spray Drying (Bogdan Zisu, Spraying Systems Co, Australia)
  • 12.00-12.15: Science and applications of a new sheep milk freezing technology (Jolin Morel, Massey U)
  • 12.15-12.25: Questions and Comments

12.25-12.45  Lunch break

12.45-2.10 Session 4  Nutrition (Chair: Linda Samuelsson, AgResearch) (click to see full session recording)

2.10-3.00 Session 5: Farm Operations, Breeding and Genetics   

3.05-3.15pm Concluding comments and farewell (Sarah O’Connell, The AgriBusiness Group)

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