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SIDDC - South Island Dairying Development Centre

South Island Dairying Development Centre's (SIDDC) focus is the acceleration of South Island dairying development, particularly for South Island dairy farmers. 


SIDDC seeks to achieve this through the provision of a cluster of expertise, resources, and services delivering innovative, practical research, technical, education, extension and training support to dairy farmers.


The South Island Dairying Development Centre (SIDDC) is a partnership of seven key New Zealand organisations involved in South Island dairying. Established in September 2001, the venture is a partnership between:

Lincoln University
South Island Dairy Farmers (represented by the South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) network)
Ravensdown Fertiliser Cooperative Limited
Plant & Food Research
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), and


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With all our cows off farm, it's time for our winter Farm Walk schedule:
July - farm walks on the 3rd, 17th and 31st at 9am
August - back to weekly walks from the 7th at 9am.

If you would like to join us when we start walking again, click here  to let us know - all welcome.

The most recent LUDF Focus Day HandoutMay 2018

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