South Island Dairying Development Centre's (SIDDC) focus is the acceleration of dairying development, particularly for South Island dairy farmers.
The South Island Dairying Development Centre (SIDDC) is a partnership of six key New Zealand organisations involved in South Island dairying. Established in September 2001, the venture is a partnership between:
South Island Dairy Farmers (represented by the South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) network)
Ravensdown Fertiliser Cooperative Limited
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), and
SIDDC seeks to support dairying development through providing a cluster of expertise, resources, and services delivering innovative and practical research, as well as technical, educational, extension and training support to dairy farmers.
A significant part of this work is sharing information and practice online and at quarterly focus days based on weekly farm walks and datasheets from the Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF).
Due to COVID-19 no visitors are permitted on LUDF and Farm Walks have been postponed until further notice. Please contact 03-423-0022 with any questions.
Farm walks - each Tuesday morning. Arrive 8:50 for 9am start. Farmers or their managers and staff are always welcome to walk with us. Please call to notify us of your intention and bring your plate meter and clean gumboots. Phone SIDDC – 03 423 0022.
Please note – All visitors to the farm are now required to use boot washing facilities and disinfectant mat on arrival (and recommended to use on departure).
Download the most recent (February 2020) LUDF Focus Day handout.
Read Tom Chapman's talk on 'Expectations of the next generation of farmers working in our industry' here.
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