Be safe at silage and hay harvest

No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries to be nice about this subject.
No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries to be nice about this subject.
Dairy Safely, Home Safely - Building a farm safety culture. That's the focus of the Australian dairy industry's farm safety initiative and a new set of resources to help drive sustainable safety improvements across the dairy industry.
19 Sep 17 Dairy Safely, Home Safely - Building a farm safety culture. That's the focus of the Australian dairy industry's farm safety initiative and a new set of resources to help drive...
Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
19 Sep 17 Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a just-released industry report.
18 Sep 17 The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a...
TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
18 Sep 17 TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
18 Sep 17 A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
15 Sep 17 It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
15 Sep 17  1 THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are different for each of the causes.
14 Sep 17 Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are...
Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
13 Sep 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
13 Sep 17 PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
13 Sep 17 A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
12 Sep 17 Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is the best way forward for particular farming systems?
12 Sep 17 It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is...
A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
12 Sep 17 A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
11 Sep 17  1 Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was  a “revenue grab.”
11 Sep 17 Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was a “revenue grab.”
The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
11 Sep 17 The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
08 Sep 17 There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
07 Sep 17 This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
07 Sep 17 Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
06 Sep 17 A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
Dairy prices, led by butter, have risen 0.3 per cent at the latest global dairy auction to an average of US$3323 per tonne.
06 Sep 17 Dairy prices, led by butter, have risen 0.3 per cent at the latest global dairy auction to an average of US$3323 per tonne.
The dairy industry has skills: agronomists, vets, international traders, scientists.
05 Sep 17 The dairy industry has skills: agronomists, vets, international traders, scientists.
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Dear , Our silage films also can reach 55% stretch, would you like to test ? it's also very
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...