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CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
THE HILL COUNTRY
Taihape Field Day -- 7th March
Ewe Management to Increase Profits!
The feeding decisions made today impact next year's lamb crop
and what can you do about that today.......
• Ewe condition -- how much are we losing out on?
Ewe condition scoring with Ginny Dodunski from Totally Vets
• Pasture quality -- why is ME important to me?
Andrew Bendall from Agriseeds will cover why DM and ME matters
• Feed planning for next year's lambs
Visualising September 2012 and what decisions matter
• Ram Soundness and SIL
Sharon McIntyre from SIL will make the choice simple
Pete and Wendy Buchanan's
Woolshed - 6893 State Highway One, 5km North of Mangaweka
Wednesday 7th March 9.30am start
Bring your 4wd bikes and lunch
(Refreshments and BBQ afterwards provided)
Facilitator contact details --
Anthony Oswald -- Taihape Vet Services 027 498 3698
Gary Massicks - Stantiall & Keeling 027 585 3222
0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) | WWW.BEEFLAMBNZ.COM
FUNDED BY FARMER LEVIES
Sponsor of the
Junior Wool Handling
Taihape Shearing Sports
We o er a friendly
professional service and
027 289 0836
Taste sensations out in field
Wandering: Big crowds are attracted to
the three days of Central Districts Field
Days. Photo: Fairfax
Three exciting days filled with shows and
demonstrations are planned for Thursday,
March 15 through to Saturday, March 17 at
Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild.
Event manager Cheryl Riddell said
Massey University will be ''showcasing
some work in precision agriculture and in
''We are very excited to be working
closely with [sponsor] Massey University
again this year.''
Ms Riddell said all the sponsors of Cen-
tral Districts Field Days are a major reason
for the event's success.
One of these events is Stihl's TimberAces
2012 CD Field Days axeman's competition.
Another is Case IH hosting of the now
annual tractor pull.
As an added attraction there will be a
business house competition in the tractor
And do not forget the stalls.
There are an estimated 500 stalls to
browse where people can talk to company
representatives and have the opportunity to
purchase all sorts of equipment, machinery
While farmers come in all shapes, sizes
and sexes, there are some rural and urban
dwellers who are not as interested in the
big machinery and technical details of
drenches and other farm products as
So an effort is made by the organisers to
ensure there is something to suit
New, this year to the line-up are
the Taste of Central Districts mar-
quee and chainsaw sculpting.
In the Taste of Central Dis-
tricts, tables will be set up where
visitors can sit and try a selection
of edible products from food and
drink producers in the Lower
These include Nutz, Limchello,
Prenzels, Lighthouse Gin, Rua-
hine Wines, Yummy Mummy's
cheesecakes and Shotz.
''We look forward to sharing
some of the secret flavours of our district
with all who visit,'' said Ms Riddell.
The ever-popular big rural prize of Cen-
tral Districts Field Days continues -- a
Suzuki ATV and Brent Smith trailer filled
with lots of goodies.
This competition is open to anyone with a
rural delivery address and will be drawn on
the final afternoon.
OPC Tongariro appoints
passionate new manager
A career outdoor instructor and UK
orienteering has been appointed
centre manager at OPC's Tongariro
Janet Prier has immigrated to
New Zealand to take up the appoint-
ment after a 26-year career in out-
door education in the UK, most
recently as the manager of an out-
door education centre in the north-
west of England.
Janet will lead the Tongariro
team in providing quality and safe
outdoor education for the hundreds
of students who visit the centre each
Janet says she faced a choice upon
graduating as a teacher in 1986:
become a maths teacher, or work in
the outdoors. The sports lover picked
the latter for ''purely selfish
reasons'', figuring it would give her
the chance to develop her own skills
and play in the outdoors.
She soon began to realise the
power of outdoor education to
develop confidence, humility and
teamwork in young people. She has
worked in outdoor education ever
''Outdoor education can have life-
changing effects on people, but for
me the rewards can be very simple.
Just seeing the growth in confidence
in one shy child in the space of a day
is amazing, and a privilege to wit-
As well as having 11 years of
experience in managing the busy
Lanehead Outdoor Education Cen-
tre in Cumbria, Janet is highly
qualified in hands-on outdoor teach-
ing, including in
mountain biking, kayaking and
She has a Bachelor of Science in
physical education, sports science
and mathematics and a post-
graduate certificate in physical edu-
cation with outdoor education.
In her time off, she is a keen skier,
sailor and mountainbiker. She has
represented the UK in mountain-
bike orienteering at world cham-
pionship level and is a three-time
UK national champion in the sport.
She has completed the 600km
TransAlp Challenge in the
European Alps, considered the
world's most challenging mountain-
bike race. Janet takes up her new
post this month.
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