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Term 3 starting 25 August 2010.



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Give your class a practical example of a New Zealand dairy farm. Look at what happens down on the farm during the busy spring season. Meet a farm manager and his staff as they take part in the milking process, discuss animal and pasture management from a seasonal perspective, examine environmental issues and feed newborn calves. Students will also meet farm support agencies and scientists working on agricultural research and development. Milk cows on an operational dairy farm, work closely with farm staff and supporting industry advisors and examine how the environmental impacts of dairy farming can be reduced.

Where you will go

Travel to the Waikato and spend time on a dairy farm. Investigate current farming processes and impacts. Meet dairy scientists to learn about research pathways that help protect and advance the industry's edge in the global market.

Learning Areas/Levels

Science: Agricultural and Horticultural Science Levels 6-8; Social Sciences: Geography Level 6, Social Studies Levels 4-5

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Inquiry Topics: animal management, dairy farming, environmental issues, milk processing, pasture management, sustainability, Waikato

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