Tuesday, 19 April 2022

South Island Dairy Event 2022


If you're looking to attend SIDE 2022, we are offering a $100 discount available for the first 20 shareholders to get in touch with us.

Run by farmers for farmers, SIDE lines up industry experts to deliver keynote addresses, networking sessions and practical workshops in a revitalised format. SIDE 2022 is being held at the Oamaru Opera House on 8-9 June. You can get all the event details here or keep reading to find out how to receive your shareholder discount.

There is a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers this year, alongside some exceptional workshops; from what the research says on milking frequency, to taking control of your office and finding out what's next now you know your Greenhouse Gas number.

Ravensdown shareholder $100 discount

We have a $100 discount for SIDE 2022 available for the first 20 active shareholders to get in touch. Email us at with your customer number, name, email address and phone number to access your discount code.

Full terms and conditions are available here.

SIDE 2022 Keynote speakers

Sarah Perriam - MC

As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of farming food and fashion by driving it forward with an open heart & open mind.

Craig Piggott - Founder and CEO of Halter

Several years ago, between working as Mechanical Engineer at Rocket Lab and returning to his Waikato dairy farming roots, Craig Piggott saw an opportunity to innovate.

After spending time in both the agriculture and engineering industries, Craig realised how an important gap could be filled, giving birth to a truly transformational tool; Halter.

Founded in 2016, Halter leverages artificial intelligence to guide cows around the farm, set up virtual fences and detect health events with the ultimate aim of creating a future of farming that is more simple, ethical and sustainable.

Dr Tom Mulholland - Doctor, entrepreneur, author and CEO

Dr Tom Mulholland is on a mission to empower others to improve their wellbeing. By sharing his own mental health journey, and experience as an emergency medicine hospital doctor, he connects with his audience through stories of the highs, having it all, and lows of losing it all.

During his time as a doctor working long hours, Dr Tom found life and career evaporating, often feeling he trying to save other people’s lives while trying to save his own life, while also battling anxiety and depression.

Since 2014, he has been touring New Zealand in his retro chevy ambulance around rural communities trying to keep people out of hospital. In June, he will join us at SIDE to talk about his experiences in life, and evolving research in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.

Geoff and Justine Ross - Co-founders of 42 Below

Geoff and Justine Ross are proud and passionate kiwis.

Co-founders of the iconic vodka brand, 42 Below which changed the way New Zealand and in particular the investment community viewed growth brands (they listed on the NZX in 2003). It also brought a new style of marketing to the world and won the hearts of bars and bartenders all over the world, from the Ritz in London to the coveted Bungalow Eight in NYC.

Together alongside their sons, Geoff and Justine are now focused on farming their sheep and beef station in Otago -Lake Hawea Station, which they have developed into New Zealand’s first carbon positive certified farm and are living by the values of the station: Environment, People and Innovation.