One of ZADF’s most important services to its membership, is the provision of accessible information and education, to empower all dairy farmers in every sector from the smallest to the largest farm, no matter what experience they have, to become and then to remain successful throughout their dairying careers.
This assistance is provided in various ways across the country, including:
- Field Days
- Farm Visits
- Training Courses
- Online Resources
- Dairy School
ZADF Dairy School
ZADF held the 2018 Dairy School after the Annual General Meeting in Nyanga. This time, the school was attended by dairy farmers from small, medium and large scale sectors who were eager to acquire new skills as well as refresh their knowledge on the wide range of useful topics covered.
Various engaging speakers took the farmers back to basics as well as sharing innovations with them, refreshing them on the keys to success, and providing the opportunity to quiz the presenters and hold useful, educational discussions.
Morning sessions were attended by all delegates while afternoon sessions offered breakaways on a variety of useful topics from which they could select.
Dairy School was greatly welcomed by ZADF members who reported finding it extremely beneficial, regardless of their level of experience.
This will accordingly be offered regularly, ensuring that dairy farmers have access to exciting, interactive sessions with excellent, highly qualified speakers, combined with the useful opportunity to meet their peers and share and compare information and experiences.
Below are the download links to papers presented at Dairy School 2018.
|Presentation title||Presented by||Download link|
|Feed and Feeding strategies to improve milk components and profit in dairy lactating cows||Mrs Erica Nyamande (Feedmix)|
|Antibiotic Management||Dr Shadreck Magonziwa (FIVET)|
|Pasture management||Mr Michael Mugani (Klein Karoo)|
|Transition Nutrition for Ultimate Success||Mr Swys Viviers (National Foods)|
|Reddane Partnerships with small holder farmers||Mr Chrispen Mufunga|
|Cattle Vaccination Routines||Dr Tafara Shumba (VELD Initiatives)|
|Common Dairy cow diseases and their treatments||Dr K Sibanda (Vet Distributors)|