Pre-calving workshop for beginners - Ngatea

18jun10:00 am2:00 pmPre-calving workshop for beginners - Ngatea


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Pouarua Farm Limited Partnership, Farm J, 119 Waikumete Road, Supply number: SYN 5244


Members $150, Non members $300.

Event Details

Join us for Anexa’s pre-calving workshop for beginners

This is an in-clinic workshop for farm staff new to dairying. This workshop introduces the main animal health topics that staff will encounter in the first few months of the spring-calving season. What’s covered in the Workshop:


Intro to dairying and animal health basics

  • Recognise when a cow or calf is unwell
  • Know when to call the vet for an emergency
  • Learn the basic ‘tools of the trade’ (thermometer, leg ropes, halter, nose tongs)
  • Be able to read the farm’s drug chart to know what treatments have been prescribed for use on farm
  • Injections – how and where to give them



  • Recognise when a cow is calving and when she needs help
  • Practice applying leg ropes on our model calf


Calf Rearing

  • Colostrum management
  • Recognising and treating a sick calf


Down Cows

  • Learn about the 3 most common metabolic diseases and how to treat them



  • Know the signs of clinical mastitis in a dairy cow
  • Mastitis prevention tips



  • Recognise the early signs of lameness
  • Most common causes of lameness on NZ farms


This is a set workshop for beginners. We also offer tailored on-farm staff training to suit staff and farm facilities – if this is more your cup of tea, have a look at what’s on offer here on our farm staff training and education page.

Members $150, Non members $300.

Cancellation Policy
No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours prior to the event will incur a 50% charge.


To register for the pre-calving workshop for beginners, please fill out the form below.

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