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Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.

Local focus for Picton dairy farm  

Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.
The Shea family from Bacchus Marsh, Vic, dominated the top awards in the Guernsey ring at International Dairy Week on Tuesday. 17 Jan 17 The Shea family from Bacchus Marsh, Vic, dominated the top awards in the Guernsey ring at International Dairy Week...
THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target of producing 1.5 billion litres of milk by 2022. 17 Jan 17 THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target...
THE Hunter Valley's 106 dairy farms are under pressure after the loss of more than two-thirds of all farms since deregulation in 2000, the closure of another four farms in 2016, and mining and urban encroachment that has led to questions about the industry's long-term viability. 17 Jan 17 THE Hunter Valley's 106 dairy farms are under pressure after the loss of more than two-thirds of all farms since...
Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their sales, the wild card of government regulation looms large over any decision made by management.
16 Jan 17 Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their...
Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.7:54 AM Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their sales, the wild card of government regulation looms large over any decision made by management.
16 Jan 17 Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their...
Victoria’s dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is why a Westpac-sponsored group of innovative Victorian farmers recently travelled across Bass Strait.
13 Jan 17 Victoria’s dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is...
THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.30 Dec 16 THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.
There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
8:31 AM There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale,...
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, by taking out International Dairy Week grand champion title.8:22 AM A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year...
DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.

06 Jan 17 DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows...
Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural company Gallagher.03 Nov 16 Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between...
Allora, Qld, brothers Andrew and Chris Mullins have been operating as a dairy partnership for nine years and during this time they have focused intensively on how they manage their forage base and feeding systems.14 Nov 16 Allora, Qld, brothers Andrew and Chris Mullins have been operating as a dairy partnership for nine years and during...
Grasses of the future will make animals healthier, more productive and reduce their impact on the environment.
11 Nov 16 Grasses of the future will make animals healthier, more productive and reduce their impact on the environment.