E-diary notices: 3 November 2023

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

This page contains this week’s e-diary national notices. 

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This week’s notices: 

Nominate a cyclone-affected farmer for a new workhorse  

Our mates at Federated Farmers have asked us to help spread the word about this opportunity for cyclone-hit farmers. ‘Commence the Re-Fence’ is providing support to farmers most affected by Cyclone Gabrielle to rebuild fencing. This collaborative effort brings together Case IH and New Holland, who’ve generously donated two brand new tractors (combined value $500k) and the Farmy Army to facilitate the reconstruction process. Case IH and New Holland will then gift the tractors to two farmers in the most heavily affected areas. Use this form to nominate an affected farmer deserving of a new workhorse.

Nominations open for Sheep Progeny Test

B+LNZ Genetics invites stud breeders to nominate rams for the 2024 mating of the Sheep Central Progeny Test (CPT).  It is open to maternal and terminal breeds and all mating will be via Artificial Insemination. To support the CPT’s purpose of maximising connections across the national flock, there will be several spots available to groups who want to connect themselves to the NZGE – with priority given to groups over individual flocks. More information and a nomination form is available here.

Thriving on Farms Agri Think Tank

Safer Farms is holding two agri think tanks to tackle diminished wellbeing on farms. Supported by Farmstrong and led by Dr Hillary Bennett, the free in-person events will explore ways to protect farmworkers against psychosocial harm through the design of better farm work or systems. Data shows that diminished wellbeing can be a leading cause of harm on our farms. These think tanks are for anyone in the farming community interested in helping solve issues around mental health on farms. You can register for the South Island event here or the North Island event here.