Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Snow Bound

5th and 6th June 2012 Darfield, NZ As you may have gathered by the photos, it has not stopped snowing for about 14 hours. The blanket of snow has covered the Southern Alps with an amazing white cover right to the foot hills. The roads have just been opened in to Christchurch and normality is gradually returning. During the past 24 hours I have been hosted by Juliet Mclean, who is General Farm Manager for Synlaitfarms. This business is about 10 years old, currently milks about 13,000 cows across 4,000Ha over 13 sites. Juliet has just recently launched InsynC, Synlait's CI program, across their business. Whilst being plunged into darkness (no power for 10 hours) and minus 4 degree temperatures, we have still been able to have some cracking converstaions about CI implementation, catch cries, what works, what does not, what are the conversations and behaviours we want to have/see and generally a good debate of how to do CI.

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