Dairy vitality starts with calves

The future vitality of the dairy industry depends on getting calf rearing right, world-renowned calf-rearing expert Dr Bob James told the Dairy Research Foundation's 2018 Symposium.
The future vitality of the dairy industry depends on getting calf rearing right, world-renowned calf-rearing expert Dr Bob James told the Dairy Research Foundation's 2018 Symposium.
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 farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as...
Greater farmer bargaining power under a new code of conduct is unlikely to influence retailers' cheap milk price plans
12 Sep 18 Greater farmer bargaining power under a new code of conduct is unlikely to influence retailers' cheap milk price plans
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 soil moisture is right.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud welcomes Australian Dairy Farmers new support for a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
11 Sep 18 Agriculture Minister David Littleproud welcomes Australian Dairy Farmers new support for a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
Dairy farmers need more quality feed supplies and better farmgate returns to pay for them.
11 Sep 18 Dairy farmers need more quality feed supplies and better farmgate returns to pay for them.
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 and it wants farmers' help.
A Queensland dairy farmer has made an impassioned plea for farmers to take more care with children in their workplaces after his son was seriously injured in a farm accident.
10 Sep 18 A Queensland dairy farmer has made an impassioned plea for farmers to take more care with children in their workplaces after his son was seriously injured in a farm accident.
As feed prices increase across Australia, dairy farmer David Kuhl relies on Dairy Australia's Hay and Grain Reports to keep an eye on pricing, availability and help plan ahead.
09 Sep 18 As feed prices increase across Australia, dairy farmer David Kuhl relies on Dairy Australia's Hay and Grain Reports to keep an eye on pricing, availability and help plan ahead.
Dairyfarmers navigating the feed shortage can now access a new Dairy Australia campaign, Feed Shortage 2018, as the fodder market continues to be tight.
08 Sep 18 Dairyfarmers navigating the feed shortage can now access a new Dairy Australia campaign, Feed Shortage 2018, as the fodder market continues to be tight.
Profit on Victorian dairy farms fell in 2017-18 to the fifth-lowest level in 12 years.
07 Sep 18 Profit on Victorian dairy farms fell in 2017-18 to the fifth-lowest level in 12 years.
“Unreal” is how national dairy handler champion Clinton Keir, Sunshine Coast, Qld, described winning the competition.
07 Sep 18 “Unreal” is how national dairy handler champion Clinton Keir, Sunshine Coast, Qld, described winning the competition.
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 is underway.
DAIRYFARMERS are counting on consumers to show the might of people power by signing a petition that will see them earn an extra 10 cents for every litre of milk they produce.
06 Sep 18 DAIRYFARMERS are counting on consumers to show the might of people power by signing a petition that will see them earn an extra 10 cents for every litre of milk they produce.
Prices fell again on the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday night.
05 Sep 18 Prices fell again on the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday night.
A New Zealand cafe owner is being shut down because he is refusing to use cow milk in his coffees.
05 Sep 18 A New Zealand cafe owner is being shut down because he is refusing to use cow milk in his coffees.
Five years ago, the idea of working in the Australian dairy industry was the last thing on the mind of Ireland’s Rosemary Corcoran – today, she couldn’t think of anything better.
04 Sep 18 Five years ago, the idea of working in the Australian dairy industry was the last thing on the mind of Ireland’s Rosemary Corcoran – today, she couldn’t think of anything better.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 99 per cent of Australia's trade with Indonesia will have tariffs reduced or eliminated under a new free trade deal.
04 Sep 18 Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 99 per cent of Australia's trade with Indonesia will have tariffs reduced or eliminated under a new free trade deal.
The message from dairyfarmers wanting a price increase on their product has been made loud and clear in a NSW South Coast town, with giant signs appearing on the highway.
03 Sep 18  1 The message from dairyfarmers wanting a price increase on their product has been made loud and clear in a NSW South Coast town, with giant signs appearing on the highway.
Montreal: American farmers have been frothing against Canada's strict management of its dairy industry for years - so it was not entirely surprising that when hopes of reworking a NAFTA deal evaporated this week, they did so over milk products.
03 Sep 18 Montreal: American farmers have been frothing against Canada's strict management of its dairy industry for years - so it was not entirely surprising that when hopes of reworking a NAFTA...
Fonterra has cut its forecast New Zealand farmgate milk price from $NZ7 per kilogram of milksolids $NZ6.75 per kilogram milk solids for the year to September 2019.
03 Sep 18 Fonterra has cut its forecast New Zealand farmgate milk price from $NZ7 per kilogram of milksolids $NZ6.75 per kilogram milk solids for the year to September 2019.
Bega Cheese has warned that increased pressure on dairyfarmers as a result of drought and the rising cost of grain to feed their cattle will create intense competition for milk among processors.
01 Sep 18  1 Bega Cheese has warned that increased pressure on dairyfarmers as a result of drought and the rising cost of grain to feed their cattle will create intense competition for milk among...
New research suggests that increasing irrigation efficiency does not mean more water for the environment.
31 Aug 18 New research suggests that increasing irrigation efficiency does not mean more water for the environment.
Australian milk production for July was down 4.2 per cent on the same time last year.
31 Aug 18 Australian milk production for July was down 4.2 per cent on the same time last year.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...