Mission to find profitable cow

Tom, Leo and I began our Viking journey in 2006 when we were inspired by Steve Snowdon to consider three-way crossbreeding and using red genetics.
Tom, Leo and I began our Viking journey in 2006 when we were inspired by Steve Snowdon to consider three-way crossbreeding and using red genetics.
]The latest round of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) has been released, and with the use of genomics, the dairy industry is moving towards the 'perfect cow' faster than ever before.
22 Sep 18 ]The latest round of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) has been released, and with the use of genomics, the dairy industry is moving towards the 'perfect cow' faster than ever before.
The Harrison family from Mt Kilcoy are one of only five farms to supply Woolworth's Farmers Own brand in Queensland and need to produce quality milk year-round to ensure they meet their milk contract specifications.
20 Sep 18 The Harrison family from Mt Kilcoy are one of only five farms to supply Woolworth's Farmers Own brand in Queensland and need to produce quality milk year-round to ensure they meet their...
ImProving Herds was a three-year project that studied the contribution of herd improvement to Australian dairy businesses.
18 Sep 18 ImProving Herds was a three-year project that studied the contribution of herd improvement to Australian dairy businesses.
Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their farm at Bodalla on the New South Wales south coast.
01 Aug 18 Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their...
Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions and improving herd management.
30 Jul 18 Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions...
John Gardiner, from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, knows what it takes to achieve at major dairy shows.
06 Jul 18 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The buyer of the top-priced heifer in the Ayrshire sale at International Dairy Week on Tuesday first spotted the animal when he judged it in a country show last year.
24 Jan 18 The buyer of the top-priced heifer in the Ayrshire sale at International Dairy Week on Tuesday first spotted the animal when he judged it in a country show last year.
Tandara Brown Swiss took all before it at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
23 Jan 18 Tandara Brown Swiss took all before it at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
The grand champion Ayrshire cow at International Dairy Week was the first its owner James Dillon had shown at the event from his own breeding.
23 Jan 18 The grand champion Ayrshire cow at International Dairy Week was the first its owner James Dillon had shown at the event from his own breeding.
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While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
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...
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Give them the increase. It is only 10c a litre. I would happily pay 50c a litre increase and I
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Mr Irvin seems to be talking up the milk price, on behalf of the farmers or is he just saying
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production...
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...