New director appointment

Date: Oct 2021

QCONZ is leading the way with animal wellbeing training set to launch in Autumn 2022.  Developed in collaboration with Fonterra and DairyNZ, this NZQA-approved and funded dairy farm qualification will be offered in partnership with UCOL.  Targeting on-farm decision makers, the aim of the programme is to reassure farmers that they are meeting the animal care standards, and to take them a step further by looking at the benefits of implementing best practice on farm, taking them from good to great operators.  At the end this short course, attendees will go away with the skills and knowledge to competently develop, implement, and monitor a wellbeing plan for their farm.

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Other news

Believed to be a world first, a new training programme focusing on the benefits of animal wellbeing has been developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ.

The Fonterra ‘All things milking’ workshop was held in Pongakawa last week and prior to that in Waihi for local dairy farmers.

QCONZ has been successful in our bid to be an approved audit agency for the NAIT accreditation programme assessment which launched this week.

Ko Tatou – This is us – Biosecurity 2025 Biosecurity is important to our business, our sector, farmers, and farming communities and to the overall economy of New Zealand. A proactive approach to biosecurity is good business risk management. It is also part of caring for the communities we live and work in.

On 31st January Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) and Nick Dowson (BOP Dairy Farmer) began their journey to cycle New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff!  This is no mean feat!

Josh Wheeler was invited to speak at a SMASH Fielday in Taranaki this month where he shared helpful pointers to assist farmers with mastitis management and milking efficiency, including demonstrating the benefits of milking by time and MaxT.

Another QCONZ IT development is near completion!  

QCONZ is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Neal as an independent Director to our Board.

We are pleased to announce that QCONZ will be helping deliver a ‘Reducing Strains and Sprains’ project co-funded by ACC and DairyNZ.

Jointly hosted by MIA and Beef + Lamb NZ, QCONZ attended the annual Red Meat Sector Conference in Rotorua last week.