In-house culture: a smarter approach

At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
The Aussie Farms map is a toolkit for terrorism and needs to be taken down, says central west, NSW, dairy farmer Erika Chesworth.
30 Jan 19 The Aussie Farms map is a toolkit for terrorism and needs to be taken down, says central west, NSW, dairy farmer Erika Chesworth.
RIST (Rural Industries Skill Training) will officially open its doors to the new Terang College Campus at the old Demo Dairy site at 7161 Princess Highway, on Thursday, January 31.
29 Jan 19 RIST (Rural Industries Skill Training) will officially open its doors to the new Terang College Campus at the old Demo Dairy site at 7161 Princess Highway, on Thursday, January 31.
Australian milk production has plummeted as high feed and water prices continue to bite.
29 Jan 19 Australian milk production has plummeted as high feed and water prices continue to bite.
A local dairy leader says an animal rights group’s interactive map of farms and slaughterhouses is a call to activism by animal liberationists.
28 Jan 19 A local dairy leader says an animal rights group’s interactive map of farms and slaughterhouses is a call to activism by animal liberationists.
European agricultural commodities giant, Louis Dreyfus Company, is to quit its global dairy business by mid-year.
28 Jan 19 European agricultural commodities giant, Louis Dreyfus Company, is to quit its global dairy business by mid-year.
The first Illawarra cow to be named Australia's Grand Champion Cow at International Dairy Week has done it again.
27 Jan 19 The first Illawarra cow to be named Australia's Grand Champion Cow at International Dairy Week has done it again.
The Crawford family from Numbaa, NSW, brought nine animals to show at International Dairy Week and walked away with two grand champion awards.
26 Jan 19 The Crawford family from Numbaa, NSW, brought nine animals to show at International Dairy Week and walked away with two grand champion awards.
Average prices were down at the World Wide Sires Evolution Holstein sale at International Dairy Week on Wednesday evening.
25 Jan 19 Average prices were down at the World Wide Sires Evolution Holstein sale at International Dairy Week on Wednesday evening.
It was an excited trio of owners, Glen Gordon, Ben Govett and Daniel Bacon that celebrated when their classie mature-age cow took home the broad ribbon for Supreme Champion Illawarra Exhibit at International Dairy Week for 2019.
23 Jan 19 It was an excited trio of owners, Glen Gordon, Ben Govett and Daniel Bacon that celebrated when their classie mature-age cow took home the broad ribbon for Supreme Champion Illawarra...
NSW based Andrew and Abbey Crawford, Numbaa near Nowra, entry Exkwizit Active Barbell took Grand Champion Guernsey exhibit at International Dairy Week this year..
23 Jan 19 NSW based Andrew and Abbey Crawford, Numbaa near Nowra, entry Exkwizit Active Barbell took Grand Champion Guernsey exhibit at International Dairy Week this year..
The highest rated Jersey cow in Australia was named the grand champion Jersey at International Dairy Week on Wednesday.
23 Jan 19 The highest rated Jersey cow in Australia was named the grand champion Jersey at International Dairy Week on Wednesday.
A heifer that won the 2019 International Dairy Week Youth Show on Monday topped the Jersey sale at IDW on Wednesday.
23 Jan 19 A heifer that won the 2019 International Dairy Week Youth Show on Monday topped the Jersey sale at IDW on Wednesday.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
Tandara Brown Swiss stud, Dingee, Vic, again produced the goods at International Dairy Week Brown Swiss Show on Tuesday.
22 Jan 19 Tandara Brown Swiss stud, Dingee, Vic, again produced the goods at International Dairy Week Brown Swiss Show on Tuesday.
A Gippsland-based dairy operation dominated the Ayrshire results at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
22 Jan 19 A Gippsland-based dairy operation dominated the Ayrshire results at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
22 Jan 19 Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
The 2019 International Dairy Week All Breeds Youth Show grand champion heifer will be offered for sale on Wednesday.
21 Jan 19 The 2019 International Dairy Week All Breeds Youth Show grand champion heifer will be offered for sale on Wednesday.
An acclaimed Australian writer will be one of the guest speakers at the Power of Women event to be held as part of International Dairy Week. Rosalie Ham, author of the sensational bestseller The Dressmaker, which is now an award-winning film, will talk at the event. Ms Ham was born and raised in Jerilderie, NSW, where her family still farm.
20 Jan 19 An acclaimed Australian writer will be one of the guest speakers at the Power of Women event to be held as part of International Dairy Week. Rosalie Ham, author of the sensational...
International Dairy Week will again feature a wide range of informative seminars. All seminars will be presented at the Ballantyne Centre at Tatura Park.
19 Jan 19 International Dairy Week will again feature a wide range of informative seminars. All seminars will be presented at the Ballantyne Centre at Tatura Park.
International Dairy Week has again attracted a line up of high-quality judges from around the world.
19 Jan 19 International Dairy Week has again attracted a line up of high-quality judges from around the world.
Gippsland Jersey breeder Trevor Saunders says the new Dairy's Finest and 5 Star promotions
18 Jan 19 Gippsland Jersey breeder Trevor Saunders says the new Dairy's Finest and 5 Star promotions "hit the bullseye" for the breed.
WORLD leading nutritional research is pointing to organic livestock production as a means of boosting the famous fatty acids linked with a swag of health benefits, omega-3s, without lifting meat consumption.
18 Jan 19 WORLD leading nutritional research is pointing to organic livestock production as a means of boosting the famous fatty acids linked with a swag of health benefits, omega-3s, without...
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Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation system. 
16 Apr 19 Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation...
A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts labour and fuel costs.
16 Apr 19 A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts...
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This project was doomed from the start. Sri Lanka's Department of Animal Production and Health
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What an awesome article, this will save so much time and money for farmers across the world with
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is expected that by 2025 the adoption of technologies for data capturing and monitoring system parameters will increase.
08 Apr 19 An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is...
Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the establishment and maintenance of traditional physical fences.
08 Apr 19 Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the...
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...