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Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.
Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems.
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their...
Reconfiguring their farm into a higher producing pasture-based system has been behind the earthworks and irrigation installation undertaken by Stephen and Jess Knight, Stratford, in Victoria.
16 Jan 18 Reconfiguring their farm into a higher producing pasture-based system has been behind the earthworks and irrigation installation undertaken by Stephen and Jess Knight, Stratford, in...
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 prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.
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 that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the...
The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
22 Sep 17 The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
21 Sep 17 If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
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.
19 Sep 17 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...
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.
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.
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.
Farmers need to to be mindful of safety when transporting and storing square hay bales on farm.
31 Aug 17 Farmers need to to be mindful of safety when transporting and storing square hay bales on farm.
GippsDairy is warning farmers to test hay quality, with some loads arriving with low metabolisable energy (ME).
30 Aug 17 GippsDairy is warning farmers to test hay quality, with some loads arriving with low metabolisable energy (ME).
Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.  | VIDEO: Drone flying over ryegrass...
Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year.
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year.
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 this time they have focused intensively on how they manage their...
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.
Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.17 Feb 18 Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many...
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems. 
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten...
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Just wondering if it is true that you will be discontinuing the Devondale long life cream
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The disconnect here is that Farmers believe they are selling a Value Added Product (and, that is
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Read the building regulations, there has been changes for farm buildings. None of this is
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...