Spotlight on cow quality

From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to increase the profitability that lies within most herds.
From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to increase the profitability that lies within most herds.
MILK production is up but fertility is down - it must be the semen company's fault. Wrong.
01 Aug 17  1 MILK production is up but fertility is down - it must be the semen company's fault. Wrong.
Gippsland dairyfarmer Kevin Lockett has his herd records just where he wants them - at his fingertips. DataGene's new mobile app, HerdData, gives Mr Lockett access to his herd records anywhere, anytime.
20 Jul 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Kevin Lockett has his herd records just where he wants them - at his fingertips. DataGene's new mobile app, HerdData, gives Mr Lockett access to his herd records...
A move into high-end dairy breeding has paid dividends for two south-western Victorian dairy operations.
17 Jul 17 A move into high-end dairy breeding has paid dividends for two south-western Victorian dairy operations.
John Gardiner from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, brought a team of nine to the Victorian Winter fair and came away with a supreme champion, two reserve champions and the premier exhibitor award.
14 Jul 17 John Gardiner from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, brought a team of nine to the Victorian Winter fair and came away with a supreme champion, two reserve champions and the premier...
Winning the supreme championship at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on July 6 was a bittersweet moment for the northern Victorian Dee family.
14 Jul 17 Winning the supreme championship at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on July 6 was a bittersweet moment for the northern Victorian Dee family.
New Zealand's Dairy Solutionz launched its Kiwipole breed at the Tulare World Ag Expo event in California earlier this year, in partnership with STGenetics.
06 Jul 17 New Zealand's Dairy Solutionz launched its Kiwipole breed at the Tulare World Ag Expo event in California earlier this year, in partnership with STGenetics.
A decision to buy a calf at the Bluechip dispersal sale last year paid dividends for a young stud owner at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on Wednesday.
05 Jul 17 A decision to buy a calf at the Bluechip dispersal sale last year paid dividends for a young stud owner at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on Wednesday.
A cross between a Holstein and a Bos indicus breed called the Gir was proving to be an ideal dairy breed in the tropics, Semex general manager Jim Conroy told the Herd 17 conference.
05 Jul 17 A cross between a Holstein and a Bos indicus breed called the Gir was proving to be an ideal dairy breed in the tropics, Semex general manager Jim Conroy told the Herd 17 conference.
ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates - it is all about attention to detail for several things.
16 Jun 17 ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates...
Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
13 Jun 17 Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
06 Jun 17 A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
18 May 17 A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
04 Apr 17 It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
04 Apr 17 Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
23 Feb 17 Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
19 Jan 17 Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at International Dairy Week.
19 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at...
Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
19 Jan 17 Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night.
19 Jan 17 A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night. | VIDEO: Heifer sells for $251,000
Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
18 Jan 17 There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
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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...
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...
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One of the most effective ways to combat the fake markets is to mass serialise the original
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ok then, lets extend it further, anything that is not raw dairy cow/sheep/goat/buffalo milk, is
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Can the author please list the reference being quoted above regarding 96% of variation in
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DAIRYFARMERS wanting to save thousands of dollars in a tight season are encouraged to access Sustainability Victoria's Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants.
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