Calf researchers seek answers

Australian dairyfarmers are being asked to take part in new research through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation aimed at improving calf health and productivity.
Australian dairyfarmers are being asked to take part in new research through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation aimed at improving calf health and productivity.
Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
21 Jul 17 Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
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...
What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
20 Jul 17 What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
19 Jul 17 Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
19 Jul 17 Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
18 Jul 17 Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
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.
THE opening price announcements by major milk processors in southern Australia have again been subject to accusations of ‘smoke and mirrors’.
17 Jul 17  1 THE opening price announcements by major milk processors in southern Australia have again been subject to accusations of ‘smoke and mirrors’.
In 1968 the Lammie family migrated to Western Australia from Scotland and bought a half-cleared dairy property at Northcliffe running a 70-cow herd.
17 Jul 17 In 1968 the Lammie family migrated to Western Australia from Scotland and bought a half-cleared dairy property at Northcliffe running a 70-cow herd.
The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
14 Jul 17 The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
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.
Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
14 Jul 17 Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
13 Jul 17 Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese authorities.
13 Jul 17 Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese...
Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s remains in a voluntary trading halt, as the company seeks to unravel why Chinese authorities suspended the licence of its newly acquired subsidiary, Camperdown Powder.
12 Jul 17  1 Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s remains in a voluntary trading halt, as the company seeks to unravel why Chinese authorities suspended the licence of its newly acquired subsidiary,...
Farming is a long-term business - I am concerned that the recent announcement of opening milk prices has resulted in some very short-term thinking amongst some of my fellow milk producers.
11 Jul 17  1 Farming is a long-term business - I am concerned that the recent announcement of opening milk prices has resulted in some very short-term thinking amongst some of my fellow milk producers.
AUSTRALIAN agricultural exports are expected to improve their competitive standing through the realisation of a new trade deal.
10 Jul 17 AUSTRALIAN agricultural exports are expected to improve their competitive standing through the realisation of a new trade deal.
Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company has just acquired.
Dairy company Bellamy's has been hit by a shock decision in China.
10 Jul 17 Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company has just...
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
There's speculation aplenty about asset changes and structural revamps in the dairy industry, including questions about what Bega Cheese is up to.
06 Jul 17 There's speculation aplenty about asset changes and structural revamps in the dairy industry, including questions about what Bega Cheese is up to.
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.
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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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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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...