A new partnership between the Dairy Women’s Network and New Zealand owned milk replacer supplier AgriVantage is set to increase farmers’ knowledge around the importance of nutrition in the early stages of calf rearing.
Recognising that an animal’s start in life determines their long-term health and lifetime production, AgriVantage supports farmers throughout New Zealand to grow strong, healthy and productive animals. With both organisations providing the industry with the resources to raise happy and healthy calves the partnership was a natural progression, says Dairy Women’s Network CEO Jules Benton.
“We are proud to have AgriVantage on board as a network partner. Proper animal nutrition is vital for production and farm performance, and to partner with a company who shares this ethos creates a valuable resource for us to tap into as we support our members and their farm businesses.”
The partnership means farmers and Dairy Women’s Network members around the country will have access to AgriVantage’s in-house team of rearing and nutrition specialists through national workshops and regional events.
“Along with providing the best technical advice, we focus on helping farmers to optimise the development and production capacity of their stock,” says AgriVantage South Island Business Manager Cheryl Farrar. “We work with those who aim to improve their production capacity and we understand the value that women bring to farming businesses, so we are proud to partner with the Dairy Women’s Network to help make calf rearing both easier and more profitable.”
AgriVantage partners with many global brands to provide farmers with scientifically-developed milk replacers, feed additives, feed safety ingredients and biosecurity products for calves, kids, lambs, pigs and poultry. Their approach to animal husbandry combines a mixture of science, innovation and tried-and-tested rearing methods.
Photo credit; AgriVantage are proud to partner with Dairy Women’s Network and increase the value that women bring to their farm businesses. Natalie Chrystal, Jules Benton & Cheryl Farrar.
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