Do nitrogen BMPs stack up?

A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management practices provide an insight into how these latest guidelines have been prepared and relate to the various dairy regions.
A research team from the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture responsible for conducting modelling work to test and validate Fert$mart nitrogen best management practices provide an insight into how these latest guidelines have been prepared and relate to the various dairy regions.
The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
01 Nov 18 The following best management practices were developed to ensure maximum nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), while also minimising avoidable environmental losses.
The Australian government has started formal consultations on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
01 Nov 18 The Australian government has started formal consultations on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
01 Nov 18 When ensiling forages such as high-moisture corn or reconstituted grain, the main outcome is to produce a palatable, waste-free and high-quality product.
Gippsland dairyfarmers Trevor Saunders and Anthea Day are committed to making rapid genetic gain in their 750-cow dairy herd, Araluen Park, and have the figures to prove their efforts are paying substantial dividends.
31 Oct 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Trevor Saunders and Anthea Day are committed to making rapid genetic gain in their 750-cow dairy herd, Araluen Park, and have the figures to prove their efforts...
Australian milk production is forecast to fall in 2018/19 to its lowest level in more than 20 years.
31 Oct 18  1 Australian milk production is forecast to fall in 2018/19 to its lowest level in more than 20 years.
At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
30 Oct 18 At a time when feed represents 40-60 per cent of milk production costs, every gram of nutrient counts.
Fifth-generation dairy farmers from Dubbo, NSW, are struggling to keep their milk and cream products on the shelves as supermarkets push the ‘drought levy’ milk brands to customers.
29 Oct 18 Fifth-generation dairy farmers from Dubbo, NSW, are struggling to keep their milk and cream products on the shelves as supermarkets push the ‘drought levy’ milk brands to customers.
The daughters of high Balanced Performance Index (BPI) bulls produce more milk solids, make more money and last longer in the herd.
26 Oct 18 The daughters of high Balanced Performance Index (BPI) bulls produce more milk solids, make more money and last longer in the herd.
AN INVESTMENT in the dairy industry has paid off for Beston Global Food Company, which is selling South Australian-sourced cheese into supermarkets and restaurants across the globe.
26 Oct 18 AN INVESTMENT in the dairy industry has paid off for Beston Global Food Company, which is selling South Australian-sourced cheese into supermarkets and restaurants across the globe.
Short-term prices on world food markets did not necessarily reflect the long-term market dynamics, an economist told the World Dairy Summit in Daejon, South Korea, on October 16.
25 Oct 18 Short-term prices on world food markets did not necessarily reflect the long-term market dynamics, an economist told the World Dairy Summit in Daejon, South Korea, on October 16.
Milk market scrutiny is intensifying with the NSW parliament poised to start an inquiry into the sustainability of the state’s dairy industry.
25 Oct 18 Milk market scrutiny is intensifying with the NSW parliament poised to start an inquiry into the sustainability of the state’s dairy industry.
Milk and dairy products will serve as a critical, sustainable food source for the world's 9 billion people by 2050, according to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
24 Oct 18 Milk and dairy products will serve as a critical, sustainable food source for the world's 9 billion people by 2050, according to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
The expanding Bega Cheese food group has confirmed it intends buying more shares in Capilano Honey, but has not decided its longer-term intentions with Australia’s biggest bee products marketer.
24 Oct 18 The expanding Bega Cheese food group has confirmed it intends buying more shares in Capilano Honey, but has not decided its longer-term intentions with Australia’s biggest bee products...
Healthy dairy farming is possible with less use of antimicrobials, the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit heard.
23 Oct 18 Healthy dairy farming is possible with less use of antimicrobials, the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit heard.
Reducing animal-based products in favour of plant-based products did not impact the environment any less as the carbon footprint was not greatly reduced, Dr Stephan Peters, of the Dutch Dairy Association, NZO, told the World Dairy Summit.
22 Oct 18  5 Reducing animal-based products in favour of plant-based products did not impact the environment any less as the carbon footprint was not greatly reduced, Dr Stephan Peters, of the Dutch...
Cheese exports hold the key to growth in major dairy production regions around the world.
21 Oct 18 Cheese exports hold the key to growth in major dairy production regions around the world.
After a week of verbally savaging supermarkets over their milk pricing tactics and drought publicity “stunts”, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, has flagged major milk market reforms are in the wind in a bid to bring the powerful retailers to heel.
19 Oct 18  1 After a week of verbally savaging supermarkets over their milk pricing tactics and drought publicity “stunts”, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, has flagged major milk market...
The world's biggest infant formula maker Nestle is launching its own brand of A2-only baby formula in Australia and New Zealand as it looks to muscle in on the dominant position of high-growth stock, The a2 Milk Company.
18 Oct 18 The world's biggest infant formula maker Nestle is launching its own brand of A2-only baby formula in Australia and New Zealand as it looks to muscle in on the dominant position of...
Burra Foods has stepped up its base farmgate milk price by an equivalent of 13 cents a kilogram milk solids.
18 Oct 18 Burra Foods has stepped up its base farmgate milk price by an equivalent of 13 cents a kilogram milk solids.
The Global Dairy Trade auction continued its long, slow decline, falling again on Tuesday night.
17 Oct 18 The Global Dairy Trade auction continued its long, slow decline, falling again on Tuesday night.
FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
17 Oct 18 FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
THERE were plenty of emotional scenes when 78 donated large square hay bales strapped on the back of a B double semi-trailer rumbled up the driveway of Ashley and Wendy Gamble’s dairy farm near Oakey, Queensland, recently.
16 Oct 18 THERE were plenty of emotional scenes when 78 donated large square hay bales strapped on the back of a B double semi-trailer rumbled up the driveway of Ashley and Wendy Gamble’s dairy...
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences has forecast a slight increase in farmgate milk prices by the end of the financial year.
16 Oct 18 The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences has forecast a slight increase in farmgate milk prices by the end of the financial year.
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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...