Dairy Days: Buying & Selling Stock

Are you a first herd buyer, or looking to get involved in purchasing stock for the first time?  Our Dairy Days in February and March will help you to understand the process of buying and selling stock, step by step, allowing you to make an informed decision.
REGISTER now by clicking on your location below!

Select your preferred location highlighted below:



Thursday, 7 February
Tokanui (NI)
Tuesday, 26 February
Whangarei (NI)
Wednesday, 27 February
Waimate (SI) - cancelled
Wednesday, 27 February
Reporoa (NI)
Thursday, 28 February
Masterton (NI)
Friday, 1 March
Hawera (NI)
Friday, 1 March
Southland (SI)
Tuesday, 5 March
Rai Valley (SI)
Wednesday, 6 March
Hokitika (SI)
Thursday, 7 March
Lincoln (SI)

NI = North Island, SI =  South Island
Learning outcomes:
  • Discuss sale and purchase agreements in detail and understand the legal obligations of buyers and sellers
  • Recognise herd records involved with buying and selling and discuss how to set up records and transfer cows between parties (including NAIT requirements)
  • Talk about the "fish hooks", best time to buy and sell, pregnancy testing, in-calf guarantees, unsound animals, rejection rates etc
  • Practically assess some cows to identify those able to be rejected
  • Understand the agents role in the process

Join us on farm for the discussion and practical assessment of stock, and leave with a checklist of the buying and selling process so you can make an informed decision.

Participants should bring:
  • Gumboots
  • Wet weather gear e.g. raincoat if poor weather conditions
  • Sun protection e.g. cap, sunscreen. Note: part of the day is spent in the field


Dairy Days workshops run from 10.00am -2.00pm, with morning tea and coffee from 9:30am.

Cost:$45 early-bird if booked and paid three days prior to event.  

$55 late registration.

Late registrations can be taken on the day from 9.30am

Lunch (included): please advise if you have any special dietary requirements

The Dairy Women's Network Dairy Days are designed to give you the opportunity to network and learn from industry specialists and other dairy women. These one day topical workshops bring you education and the latest research to help you build your dairying business. Please join us for a positive and interactive workshop. It will help you feel confident you can meet the challenges!


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