Avonlea takes top winter fair award

John Gardiner, from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, knows what it takes to achieve at major dairy shows.
John Gardiner, from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, knows what it takes to achieve at major dairy shows.
Dean Malcolm,  the owner of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme intermediate champion Fairvale Bradnick Josie 118, says it is
06 Jul 18 Dean Malcolm, the owner of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme intermediate champion Fairvale Bradnick Josie 118, says it is "one of the best-uddered cows I've seen in this country".
A commitment to genetics and dairy cattle breeding has rewarded the owners of the 2018 Victorian Winter Fair junior champion.
04 Jul 18 A commitment to genetics and dairy cattle breeding has rewarded the owners of the 2018 Victorian Winter Fair junior champion.
Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
04 Jul 18 Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
ANIMAL pain relief product Tri-Solfen has now been registered for dehorning and disbudding in addition to castration for beef and dairy calves.
03 Jul 18 ANIMAL pain relief product Tri-Solfen has now been registered for dehorning and disbudding in addition to castration for beef and dairy calves.
The Victorian Winter Fair's reputation for being prepared to try something different will be enhanced this year with a novel approach to selling animals.
02 Jul 18 The Victorian Winter Fair's reputation for being prepared to try something different will be enhanced this year with a novel approach to selling animals.
Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
12 Jun 18 Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
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 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.
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.
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
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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...