App cuts herd management stress

Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.
Murray Goulburn has agreed to settle a court case brought by the competition watchdog over allegations the dairy co-operative misled farmers about how much they would be paid for their milk.
12 Nov 18 Murray Goulburn has agreed to settle a court case brought by the competition watchdog over allegations the dairy co-operative misled farmers about how much they would be paid for their...
A SOLAR array on the roof of Kitchen Farms’ Boyanup, WA, dairy will be funded by a $10,000 Lion Dairy Pride Landcare grant.
09 Nov 18 A SOLAR array on the roof of Kitchen Farms’ Boyanup, WA, dairy will be funded by a $10,000 Lion Dairy Pride Landcare grant.
FEED costs have risen to “stupid” prices in recent months, creating increased stress to the bottom line of Adelaide Hills, SA, dairy farmer Rick Gladigau.
09 Nov 18 FEED costs have risen to “stupid” prices in recent months, creating increased stress to the bottom line of Adelaide Hills, SA, dairy farmer Rick Gladigau.
South-West Victoria is missing out on millions of dollars of potential investment, due to inadequate power infrastructure, according to one regional lobby group.
09 Nov 18 South-West Victoria is missing out on millions of dollars of potential investment, due to inadequate power infrastructure, according to one regional lobby group.
US researchers tracking sick calves with auto-detectors found they displayed symptoms two days before the condition became apparent.
08 Nov 18 US researchers tracking sick calves with auto-detectors found they displayed symptoms two days before the condition became apparent.
In the middle of one of the worst droughts with water availability falling away by the minute, farmers above natural aquifers are seething as what they say was the unnecessary cuts to their groundwater allocations.
08 Nov 18 In the middle of one of the worst droughts with water availability falling away by the minute, farmers above natural aquifers are seething as what they say was the unnecessary cuts to...
Dairy farmers are battling drought and unsustainable milk prices, yet some are now also being forced to repay the government’s Farm Household Allowance (FHA).
08 Nov 18 Dairy farmers are battling drought and unsustainable milk prices, yet some are now also being forced to repay the government’s Farm Household Allowance (FHA).
The Australian government has called on China to give dairy and vitamin exporters time to comply with new e-commerce rules that could threaten their access to the booming market if they do not have the appropriate licensing by January.
08 Nov 18 The Australian government has called on China to give dairy and vitamin exporters time to comply with new e-commerce rules that could threaten their access to the booming market if they...
Rearing 6000 calves each year, Joanne Leigh has learnt a lot about calf rearing. As one of the guest speakers at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year, Mrs Leigh was able to share a lot of useful tips with the 120 people who came along to one of the four sessions.
07 Nov 18 Rearing 6000 calves each year, Joanne Leigh has learnt a lot about calf rearing. As one of the guest speakers at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year, Mrs Leigh was able...
Regional consultations on the proposed mandatory dairy code kick off on Thursday in Tasmania.
07 Nov 18 Regional consultations on the proposed mandatory dairy code kick off on Thursday in Tasmania.
The Global Dairy Trade continued its downward trend at the auction on Tuesday night, with a 2 per cent fall.
07 Nov 18 The Global Dairy Trade continued its downward trend at the auction on Tuesday night, with a 2 per cent fall.
A New Zealand Government discussion paper on the future of the dairy industry says most of the rules governing it are still relevant but change is on the horizon.
07 Nov 18 A New Zealand Government discussion paper on the future of the dairy industry says most of the rules governing it are still relevant but change is on the horizon.
In Australia, the majority of the animal welfare standards within our dairy industry are far superior to those in some other countries.
06 Nov 18 In Australia, the majority of the animal welfare standards within our dairy industry are far superior to those in some other countries.
The federal government is tweaking existing schemes to fix the holes in the farm labour workforce, increasing the annual backpacker intake to fill fruitpicking jobs, after the Nationals failed to convince their Coalition partner to create a new agricultural visa.
06 Nov 18 The federal government is tweaking existing schemes to fix the holes in the farm labour workforce, increasing the annual backpacker intake to fill fruitpicking jobs, after the Nationals...
Saputo has not been able to grow milk volumes processed in its new combined Murray Goulburn-Warrnambool Cheese and Butter business despite the integration delivering synergies ahead of schedule.
06 Nov 18 Saputo has not been able to grow milk volumes processed in its new combined Murray Goulburn-Warrnambool Cheese and Butter business despite the integration delivering synergies ahead of...
Modern milk replacers can be used to successfully rear healthy calves.
05 Nov 18 Modern milk replacers can be used to successfully rear healthy calves.
Lion has ramped up the sale of its Australian dairy and drinks division, releasing a pitch to potential buyers.
05 Nov 18 Lion has ramped up the sale of its Australian dairy and drinks division, releasing a pitch to potential buyers.
The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
05 Nov 18 The first reaction by farmers and consultants when looking at and assessing silage is to pick up a handful and smell it.
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.
Freedom Foods Group and Australian Fresh Milk Holdings (AFMH) have entered into agreement to purchase the Coomboona Dairy operation in Northern Victoria, which was half owned by Harvey Norman and placed in to administration in March owing NAB $36 million.
02 Nov 18 Freedom Foods Group and Australian Fresh Milk Holdings (AFMH) have entered into agreement to purchase the Coomboona Dairy operation in Northern Victoria, which was half owned by Harvey...
Milk production has slumped by more than 10 per cent in dairy regions impacted most by drought.
02 Nov 18 Milk production has slumped by more than 10 per cent in dairy regions impacted most by drought.
Few farm export industries have reaped as much value from the past decade of booming Chinese food trade with Australia as our dairy sector.
02 Nov 18 Few farm export industries have reaped as much value from the past decade of booming Chinese food trade with Australia as our dairy sector.
The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
02 Nov 18 The keys to making the most of silage include producing quality feed, ensuring the feeding infrastructure is right and managing feeding.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
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...