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AFIA MEMBERS VISIT TO NZ FIELD DAY (Supplied by Kellie Garland, AFIA Member, Dungog, NSW)
A small group of contractors led by AFIA members Kellie Garland and Brian Berry, headed to New Zealand to check out the NZ Grasslands event, earlier this year. The event was held over 2 days in February. The group had the chance to look at all the new machinery that’s coming out and even had the chance to get in & drive some of the gear. Each company was given a block so that they could demo their machines. It was well worth going over to look at. I’m sure we will be going again when the event is held. Meeting with one of the organisers he would love to hold something like this out here in Australia one day – Kellie
AFIA MEMBERS CALL TO ACTION
AFIA is appealing to all of our members to help us spread the good word about being involved in AFIA. If you know someone who is involved in the fodder industry in any capacity and is not yet a member, we encourage you to ask them to join. Alternatively please contact Caitlin or Darren and we can talk to them.
SEEKING PAST AFIA PHOTOS
We have been searching through the AFIA archives and have been unable to find many photos of AFIA members at conferences or events, pre 2001. For AFIA members who have been involved in the Association since that time and may still have some photos we would be really keen to get a copy of them.
Please email, scan or post your photos to Caitlin so that we can take a copy of them for future reference. All photos will be returned or referenced to the photographer if used by AFIA. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss this further.
PULSE AUSTRALIA FABA BEAN BEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Pulse Australia with SARDI are facilitating the faba bean ‘Best Management’ Training program…
Where: Cummins Hotel, Cummins, SA
When: Wed 9th April, 2014
Time: 8:15am for a 8:30am start till 4pm
Cost: $225 (GST inclusive) includes handbook and catering
Registration: Pulse Australia website under registration www.pulseaus.com.au<http://www.pulseaus.com.au
Registration close: This Monday 7th April 2014.
UK & EUROPE FODDER TOUR
We have had a good number of expressions of interest for the UK & Europe Fodder Tour which departs on July 1, 2014. Registrations are due by Wednesday 30 April and if you are interested in attending or finding out more about this tour please contact Caitlin or click here for the full tour itinerary.
DAVID STAHLI HEADING TO THE 2014 NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE
This year we are pleased to announce that David Staheli of Staheli West will be speaking on Wednesday 6 August on the Dewpoint 6110 – the latest in steamer technology for lucerne hay production. Read all about David in the 2014 National Fodder Conference Brochure & registration form (download the form here). Keep an eye on the AFIA website for the latest updates to the conference program.
MEMBERS RATES FOR MEMBERS MATES
If you know someone who isn’t an AFIA member but might like to come along to the National Fodder Conference then register them, with our Members rates for members mates offer. All they have to do is include your name as the referring AFIA member in their registration form. You can download a registration form here.
AUTUMN FODDER INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY
Thank you to everyone who completed the productivity survey. We have received responses from many AFIA members as well as some non AFIA members and are very grateful for their input. We look forward to sharing our findings in the Winter edition of Focus on Fodder.
AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN FEEDING A GROWING POPULATION
Finally, here is an article to get you thinking on a Friday afternoon. Thos Gieskies Chief Executive of Rabobank Australia, recently delivered a presentation to the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association (NTCA) on Australia’s role in feeding a growing population. It is a very interesting perspective on a very topical issue of late. To read the full article click here.
Remember if you would like to share something with the AFIA membership please send it through to me by Thursday evening.