Too much hot air over cows and greenhouse gas

There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
06 Jun 18 Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
When it comes to weighing up the success of his Jersey herd, Shawn Hollingworth has all the figures he needs.
06 Jun 18 When it comes to weighing up the success of his Jersey herd, Shawn Hollingworth has all the figures he needs.
For Karen Low, Rearing Healthy Calves is all about the 'one-percenters' that make the difference between average farm practices and high-quality performance in growing young stock.
05 Jun 18 For Karen Low, Rearing Healthy Calves is all about the 'one-percenters' that make the difference between average farm practices and high-quality performance in growing young stock.
The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into the latest advancements in people practices, innovative projects in plant and animal genetics and new approaches to managing agronomy and nutrition.
04 Jun 18 The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into...
The McInnes Partnership farm at Harrisville in south-east Queensland milks 550 cows producing 4.2 million litres annually, with a rolling herd average of 7600 litres.
04 Jun 18 The McInnes Partnership farm at Harrisville in south-east Queensland milks 550 cows producing 4.2 million litres annually, with a rolling herd average of 7600 litres.
India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development specialist.
02 Jun 18 India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development...
Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
01 Jun 18 Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
31 May 18 Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power.
31 May 18 Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy...
In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk” –  and is growing fast in popularity.
31 May 18 In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk”...
PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global market.
30 May 18 PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global...
A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling Basin plan.
30 May 18 A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling...
Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
29 May 18 A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
28 May 18 Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
28 May 18 South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
25 May 18 Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
A former professional calf dehorner says a move to a vet-assisted sedated calf disbudding is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
24 May 18 A former professional calf dehorner says a move to a vet-assisted sedated calf disbudding is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
24 May 18 With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the...
Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
23 May 18 Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
23 May 18 Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
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Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...