A special story about a special family

Sometimes a special story passes across my desk. One that stays with me long after I have edited it, sorted out the photos and assigned it for layout.
Sometimes a special story passes across my desk. One that stays with me long after I have edited it, sorted out the photos and assigned it for layout.
The Good Bull App is streamlining bull selection and cutting out the hype when it comes to identifying the best dairy genetics.
25 Sep 17 The Good Bull App is streamlining bull selection and cutting out the hype when it comes to identifying the best dairy genetics.
Fonterra Australia is planning to grow its milk supply and processing capacity in Australia.
25 Sep 17 Fonterra Australia is planning to grow its milk supply and processing capacity in Australia.
The inaugural WestVic Dairy Innovation Day on Wednesday, September 27 will showcase the latest innovations in the dairy industry along with hands-on workshops on how to implement innovations on-farm.
23 Sep 17 The inaugural WestVic Dairy Innovation Day on Wednesday, September 27 will showcase the latest innovations in the dairy industry along with hands-on workshops on how to implement...
Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.
22 Sep 17 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 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.
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
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If GM is so wonderful why is the US in the grip of crop destruction caused by GM Dicamba
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...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...