Partners Networking to Advance South Island Dairying

SIDDC Partners

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Lincoln University - New Zealand and global leader in the field of agricultural and environmental research, and education. The University is acclaimed in New Zealand and beyond as the tertiary educationinstitution most able to contribute to the creation of sustainable benefit from the utilisation of the country's natural resources.


DairyNZ is the industry organisation representing New Zealand's dairy farmers. We are funded by a levy on milksolids. Our purpose is to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming.

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Ravensdown – An agricultural co-operative helping enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand. Providing products, expertise and technology to help farmers reduce environmental impacts, optimise value from the land and command a premium on the world stage.


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The number of dairy farm owners, sharemilkers, contract milkers, herd managers and farm staff have increased rapidly in the South Island over the last few years. The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) was established to address the different and diverse needs of these South Island dairy farmers.


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LIC - A farmer owned co-operative, Livestock Improvement Corporation is renowned for excellence in genetics, information and advice. Its mission is to lead the world with genetics and knowledge to create wealth for pastoral dairy farmers, and pastoral leadership in livestock solutions. Its vision is to be an essential partner on farm.


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AgResearch - New Zealand's Largest Crown Research Institute AgResearch’s purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.