Clear roof shelter helps cut mastitis levels

Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year  of operation, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production and  cow health outcomes.
Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year of operation, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production and cow health outcomes.
TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
03 Aug 16  1 TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
03 Aug 16 Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
01 Aug 16 WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
01 Aug 16 About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 "Look after your bones to live the life you want" is the key message of this year's Healthy Bones Action Week to be held nationally from August 1 to 7.
When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling a season with unimaginable challenges.
28 Jul 16 When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling...
In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities as well as farms.
27 Jul 16  1 In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities...
Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
26 Jul 16 Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has struck a deal to sell its premium milk brand Camperdown Dairy Co in 220 Woolworths supermarkets in Victoria.
25 Jul 16 The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has...
A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
22 Jul 16 A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
21 Jul 16 The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
21 Jul 16 Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
20 Jul 16 Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) when they arrived.
18 Jul 16 Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease...
A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
18 Jul 16 A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. The results, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, could lead to a better understanding of how to prevent milk fever (hypocalcaemia) in cows.
15 Jul 16 Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had...
Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
15 Jul 16 Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
15 Jul 16  1 A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
15 Jul 16 A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
14 Jul 16 At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not wanted.
14 Jul 16 MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not...
MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
14 Jul 16 MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
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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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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
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The solution is simple - the wheel base width at the rear axle needs to be extended 25cm on
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