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.
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.
An Ayrshire breeder's first Holstein purchase proved a wise choice when it won the All Breeds National Youth Show at International Dairy Week on Monday.
22 Jan 18 An Ayrshire breeder's first Holstein purchase proved a wise choice when it won the All Breeds National Youth Show at International Dairy Week on Monday.
International Dairy Week kicked off today with the All Breeds Youth Show.
22 Jan 18 International Dairy Week kicked off today with the All Breeds Youth Show.
Nanango, Queensland, district dairyfarmers Ian and Cathy Scott will be looking for bulls to use over their dairy herd that are above average for the new Heat Tolerance Australian Breeding Value (ABV).
19 Jan 18 Nanango, Queensland, district dairyfarmers Ian and Cathy Scott will be looking for bulls to use over their dairy herd that are above average for the new Heat Tolerance Australian...
INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week (IDW) in January each year at Tatura, Vic, has evolved as the largest and obvious place in Australia for exhibiting dairy cattle, for their owners and handlers, young and old, to display the best the breeds have to offer.
17 Jan 18 INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week (IDW) in January each year at Tatura, Vic, has evolved as the largest and obvious place in Australia for exhibiting dairy cattle, for their owners and handlers,...
IT IS the opportunity to network with Australian breeders and overseas breeding representatives that takes Ted Bingham and Deborah Parkes to International Dairy Week (IDW) each year.
17 Jan 18 IT IS the opportunity to network with Australian breeders and overseas breeding representatives that takes Ted Bingham and Deborah Parkes to International Dairy Week (IDW) each year.
In a little under a year, Heather Campbell has gone from working for Genetics Australia to working on a dairy farm and becoming a partner with other members of her family in a recently purchased dairy farm at Cohuna in northern Victoria.
17 Jan 18 In a little under a year, Heather Campbell has gone from working for Genetics Australia to working on a dairy farm and becoming a partner with other members of her family in a recently...
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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...