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In vitro Fermentation Lab

As an adjunct to the August meeting, 10 participants spent the morning visiting Alltech’s in vitro fermentation lab in Henderson and discussing how nutritionists and farmers could use the data that this lab provides. The analysis is based on gas production, by rumen fluid incubated samples, over time giving data on the rate of digestion

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Future Nutrition – Opportunities or Restrictions?

Nigel Meads lead a forum discussion addressing the potential implications of Green House Gas emissions in agriculture. One of the questions up for discussion was how familiar are we as nutritionists with the Interim Climate Change Committee? A copy of the ICCC recommendations to the government can be found here. A copy of Nigel’s slides

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August 2019 Members Meeting Minutes

Our August meeting was very well attended with 38 members present! Trish even needed to adjust the room booking so we would have space for everyone. It is fantastic to see our organisation grow in such a positive way! Members are invited to read a copy of the August 2019 Members Meeting Minutes here.

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General Meeting – August 2018

The most recent NZARN meeting was held in Auckland in August 2018. It was well attended with 33 members and 4 guests. There were scientific and technical presentations on feed quality, rumen health and dairy production, as well as some important industry updates.

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General Meeting – March 2018

The March 2018 NZARN meeting was held in New Plymouth and was well attended with 32 members and 3 guests. The first day included presentations on calf and heifer nutrition and feeding root crops, and the second day was a lameness workshop with Neil Chesterton consisting of 2 presentations and a practical session on farm. The full presentations and general meeting notes are available below for logged in members.

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