Key principles for summer grazing

Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture.
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture.
A new definition of
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management practices provide an insight into how these latest guidelines have been prepared and relate to the various dairy regions.
01 Nov 18 A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management...
The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
01 Nov 18 The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right.
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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 operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower,...
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.
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.
DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
When it comes to selecting the right cultivars for his dairy farm, Kevin Wines wants to see every bit of information before he makes a decision.
15 Mar 18 When it comes to selecting the right cultivars for his dairy farm, Kevin Wines wants to see every bit of information before he makes a decision.
Fertilisers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers are being developed by University of Adelaide researchers in the world-first use of the new advanced material graphene as a fertiliser carrier.
14 Mar 18 Fertilisers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers are being developed by University of Adelaide researchers in the world-first use of the new advanced material...
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 dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.
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...
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...
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.
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.
A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...