Set yourself up for a successful calving season with CalvingSmart.

In partnership with DairyNZ.

Gain new knowledge or learn from scratch at CalvingSmart where the atmosphere is relaxed, and the learning hands-on.

What is this course about?

At this practical workshop designed by DairyNZ with assistance from veterinarians, learn about:

  • pre-calving observation
  • the three stages of labour
  • normal and abnormal calf presentation
  • calf resuscitation
  • the identification and matching of cow and calf
  • cow and calf care
  • the benefits of colostrum

This hands-on training includes practicing with our artificial cow and calf to help prepare yourself or staff for calving this season.

“Being able to see in the demonstration model exactly how the calf needs to move through the cow’s birth canal was far better than simply seeing it on a slideshow. I wish I’d been able to attend such a valuable presentation when I started out dairy farming,”

Rika West, Canterbury farmer


In-person, half-days

Dates and registrations

Visit DairyNZ for the latest course dates, locations and to register.

Cost (inc GST)

Free for DairyNZ levy payers

Who is it for?

The whole farm team

Dates / Duration

    • 1-day workshop
    • Held just in time for calving

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