Events and Programmes

28 - 29 November 2023

Agritech: Dairy Farming for the Future

Change is needed for the dairy industry in response to increasing environmental and commercial pressures. Can agritech solutions be a catalyst for this change?

Callaghan Innovation, DairyNZ, and Lincoln University are collaborating to host Agritech: Dairy Farming for the Future.This day-long industry event is designed to delve openly and honestly into the challenges facing the sector, and offer a glimpse into what an agritech-enabled future might look like. 

Panelists will discuss and debate key topics including emission reduction for grass-based livestock, monitoring animal health, the rise of remote sensing technologies, land and soil management through regenerative agricultural systems, and carbon capture technologies.

What does an environmentally and commercially sustainable dairy farming industry look like to you? Come along to hear what leading researchers, tech-specialists, and large-scale dairy farmers think, and add your voice to the mix too.


Host & MCKeynote: Signals of the FuturePanel: Challenges and Opportunities

Panel: What Is Driving the Agritech Solutions?


Ticket price includes morning tea, lunch, dinner and bus transfers.

START: Novotel Christchurch Airport

09.00 am - Karakia and welcome

09.25 am - On Farm Excellence: David Williams (Synlait Milk Limited)

09:40 am - Shared Perspectives: Challenges & Opportunities

  1. Alyce Butler (DairyNZ)

  2. Robyn Dynes (AgResearch)

  3. Stephen Baud (Victoria Government - AU)

  4. Tammy Lemire (Pāmu)

10:00 am - Signals of the Future: Ben Reid (Memia)

11:00 am - Mini Stretch Break

11:10 am - Tech Adoption by Dairy Farmers: Callum Eastwood (DairyNZ)

11:25 am - Shared Perspectives: What’s Driving Agritech solutions

  1. Bruce Smith (TNUE)

  2. Bridgit Hawkins (CropX)

  3. Andy Lessey (Antler Bio Ltd - UK)

  4. Abi Croutear-Foy (AquaWatch)

11:50 am - Reality Check: Rhys Roberts (Align Farms)

12:20 pm - Bus transfer to Ashley Dene Research and Development Station

01.00 pm - Lunch

01:45 pm - Introduction to Ashley Dene Research and Development Station

02:00 pm Research & Technology demonstrations

  1. Protag

  2. Halter

  3. Lincoln University

  4. Lincoln Agritech

  5. AgResearch

  6. Aimer

  7. Bovonic

  8. Pastoral Robotics

  9. Nano Bubble Agritech

  10. Milktech

04:15 pm - Bus transfer to AgResearch

04:45 pm - Welcome to AgResearch: Greg Rossiter, Director Information Technology

05:00 pm - Dinner and Networking

06.30 pm - Bus transfer to Novotel

07.00 pm - Arrive back at Novotel

END: Novotel Christchurch Airport


If you would like to stay at the Novotel Christchurch Airport Hotel... simply email [email protected] and quote CALLAGHAN2811 to receive 10% off the rate of the day 

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