Calf dehorner takes different approach

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.
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.
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.
Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time comfortable and to soak up the manure.
21 May 18 Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time...
In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
18 May 18 In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
15 May 18 A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 May 18 A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
Herd testing has given Brad and Meagan O'Shannessy a quick and clear understanding of their cows' production and performance, resulting in easier culling, decision making and even pregnancy testing.
11 May 18 Herd testing has given Brad and Meagan O'Shannessy a quick and clear understanding of their cows' production and performance, resulting in easier culling, decision making and even...
A recent analysis of genetic trends in the Australian dairy herd shows that the rate of genetic gain has accelerated in the past decade.
07 May 18 A recent analysis of genetic trends in the Australian dairy herd shows that the rate of genetic gain has accelerated in the past decade.
Advertiser content for KEENAN: WITH a vision to become leaders in ethical and profitable farming solutions, KEENAN is focused on maximising feed efficiency and driving global farm profits through precision nutrition.
02 May 18 Advertiser content for KEENAN: WITH a vision to become leaders in ethical and profitable farming solutions, KEENAN is focused on maximising feed efficiency and driving global farm...
Even 60 years of progress and achievement has not stopped Genetics Australia from aiming higher.
27 Apr 18 Even 60 years of progress and achievement has not stopped Genetics Australia from aiming higher.
Does a herd's genetics matter to the farm's bottom line? How do farmers know?
13 Apr 18 Does a herd's genetics matter to the farm's bottom line? How do farmers know?
Managing large herds in pasture-based dairying systems presents unique challenges with implications for herd feed supply and milk production.
16 Mar 18 Managing large herds in pasture-based dairying systems presents unique challenges with implications for herd feed supply and milk production.
Dairyfarmers should ask themselves the following seven questions when thinking about how to boost feed conversion efficiency in their herd.
13 Feb 18 Dairyfarmers should ask themselves the following seven questions when thinking about how to boost feed conversion efficiency in their herd.
When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
13 Feb 18 When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
12 Feb 18 When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
12 Feb 18 A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
08 Feb 18 Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
06 Feb 18 Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
05 Feb 18 After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
Holsteins from northern Victoria dominated the interbreed judging at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Victoria, in January.
29 Jan 18 Holsteins from northern Victoria dominated the interbreed judging at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Victoria, in January.
IT HAS been a three year build-up for the owners of this year’s International Dairy Week Grand Champion Illawarra cow, Llandovery JR Joan 982. The six year old cow was an honorable mention in the senior championship in 2016 and reserve senior champion in 2017 before this year’s success.
25 Jan 18 IT HAS been a three year build-up for the owners of this year’s International Dairy Week Grand Champion Illawarra cow, Llandovery JR Joan 982. The six year old cow was an honorable...
The 2018 Grand Champion Guernsey at IDW Rockmar Miami Graceful has had a stellar rise to the top after being judged reserve intermediate champion as a three year old in 2017. Rockmar had rapidly developed since last year’s IDW according to Tyson Shea who led the heifer for parents Mark and Roxanne Shea, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
25 Jan 18 The 2018 Grand Champion Guernsey at IDW Rockmar Miami Graceful has had a stellar rise to the top after being judged reserve intermediate champion as a three year old in 2017. Rockmar had...
A Jersey cow that sold for $50,000 in October after having claimed the 2017 International Dairy Week supreme grand champion interbreed award won the top Jersey award again at IDW on Wednesday.
25 Jan 18 A Jersey cow that sold for $50,000 in October after having claimed the 2017 International Dairy Week supreme grand champion interbreed award won the top Jersey award again at IDW on...
The buyer of the top-priced lot at the International Dairy Week Jersey is looking to lift components in the farm's milk with the breed.
24 Jan 18 The buyer of the top-priced lot at the International Dairy Week Jersey is looking to lift components in the farm's milk with the breed.
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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...
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.
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
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The solution is simple - the wheel base width at the rear axle needs to be extended 25cm on
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WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust and reliable, global supplier McLanahan Corporation, has released a complete system for managing pasture based livestock effluent.02 May 18 Advertiser content for McLanahan WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust...
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.
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...