New school program delves into dairy

Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.
Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.
IN the highly emotive landscape of Genetically Modified crops, proponents of the much-maligned technology and users like farmers or others with legitimate commercial interests are often portrayed as the evil villains conspiring to inflict some wicked form of gradual poisonous demise on the planet, while rubbing their hands with glee.
22 Sep 17  2 IN the highly emotive landscape of Genetically Modified crops, proponents of the much-maligned technology and users like farmers or others with legitimate commercial interests are often...
The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
22 Sep 17 The hotter the stack, the more the farmer has stuffed the nutritive value of that stack.
Murray Goulburn has moved to hose down media speculation it has been offered $1.20 per unit for units in the MG Unit Trust.
21 Sep 17 Murray Goulburn has moved to hose down media speculation it has been offered $1.20 per unit for units in the MG Unit Trust.
Business management and helping farmers make better use of the information available are major challenges facing the dairy industry, according to the outgoing chief executive of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Mary Harney.
21 Sep 17 Business management and helping farmers make better use of the information available are major challenges facing the dairy industry, according to the outgoing chief executive of the...
If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
21 Sep 17 If some silage making rules are bent or broken, it can affect the environment.
As a dairy farmer, what will you do today to meet consumers' demands and maintain the Australian dairy industry's access to high-value markets?
20 Sep 17 As a dairy farmer, what will you do today to meet consumers' demands and maintain the Australian dairy industry's access to high-value markets?
Dairy prices rose 0.9 per cent at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) to reach an average of US$3368 (NZ$4602) per tonne, with butter prices setting a fresh record high – the eighth this year.
20 Sep 17 Dairy prices rose 0.9 per cent at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) to reach an average of US$3368 (NZ$4602) per tonne, with butter prices setting a fresh record high – the eighth...
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and...
No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries to be nice about this subject.
19 Sep 17 No one should regret taking the extra time or precautions to avoid accidents on-farm. I have seen and heard of too many deaths or near deaths and too many disfiguring/disabling injuries...
Dairy Safely, Home Safely - Building a farm safety culture. That's the focus of the Australian dairy industry's farm safety initiative and a new set of resources to help drive sustainable safety improvements across the dairy industry.
19 Sep 17 Dairy Safely, Home Safely - Building a farm safety culture. That's the focus of the Australian dairy industry's farm safety initiative and a new set of resources to help drive...
Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
19 Sep 17 Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a just-released industry report.
18 Sep 17 The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a...
TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
18 Sep 17 TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
18 Sep 17 A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
15 Sep 17 It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
15 Sep 17  1 THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are different for each of the causes.
14 Sep 17 Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are...
Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
13 Sep 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
13 Sep 17 PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
13 Sep 17 A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
12 Sep 17 Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is the best way forward for particular farming systems?
12 Sep 17 It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is...
A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
12 Sep 17 A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
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DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria. 
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high...
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
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Amen! From start to finish - especially the "deafening silence". The number of times I've heard
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Miracle Whip changed to Mayo...I know it was bought out by Bega. It is no longer on the shelves.
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Received your email re Crozier Street, V/Harbor. As one of many residents in Rapid Drive,
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...