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With more than 30,000 trees planted in the past 20 years, Mark and Lynne Peterson's irrigation dairy farm, near Nathalia in north-central Victoria, stands out as a lush green oasis in the midst of farms that are relatively bare.
With more than 30,000 trees planted in the past 20 years, Mark and Lynne Peterson's irrigation dairy farm, near Nathalia in north-central Victoria, stands out as a lush green oasis in the midst of farms that are relatively bare.
A Queensland dairy farmer has made an impassioned plea for farmers to take more care with children in their workplaces after his son was seriously injured in a farm accident.
10 Sep 18 A Queensland dairy farmer has made an impassioned plea for farmers to take more care with children in their workplaces after his son was seriously injured in a farm accident.
As feed prices increase across Australia, dairy farmer David Kuhl relies on Dairy Australia's Hay and Grain Reports to keep an eye on pricing, availability and help plan ahead.
09 Sep 18 As feed prices increase across Australia, dairy farmer David Kuhl relies on Dairy Australia's Hay and Grain Reports to keep an eye on pricing, availability and help plan ahead.
Profit on Victorian dairy farms fell in 2017-18 to the fifth-lowest level in 12 years.
07 Sep 18 Profit on Victorian dairy farms fell in 2017-18 to the fifth-lowest level in 12 years.
Smart farmers, who are good at what they’re doing, is the only way the dairy industry will survive in the Murray region.
30 Aug 18 Smart farmers, who are good at what they’re doing, is the only way the dairy industry will survive in the Murray region.
With dairy commodity markets relatively stable and farm inputs markets across the country under sustained pressure, farm costs are the most uncertain element in the profitability equation for the months ahead.
30 Aug 18  1 With dairy commodity markets relatively stable and farm inputs markets across the country under sustained pressure, farm costs are the most uncertain element in the profitability...
WITH rising land values, particularly in traditional dairy areas, farm ownership may not be an option for many young people coming up in the sector, but according to a panel of young dairyfarmers, there are many paths into the industry.
29 Aug 18 WITH rising land values, particularly in traditional dairy areas, farm ownership may not be an option for many young people coming up in the sector, but according to a panel of young...
Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
03 Aug 18 Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
30 Jul 18 He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
27 Jul 18 A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
13 Jun 18  1 A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
12 Jun 18 A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
28 May 18 South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
18 May 18 Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
DAIRY Australia's Farm Business Fundamentals course has set up south-west Victorian dairy farmer Craig Howard to better manage his business.
14 Mar 18 DAIRY Australia's Farm Business Fundamentals course has set up south-west Victorian dairy farmer Craig Howard to better manage his business.
A NEW Dairy Australia workshop is helping larger dairy farm operators consider options and strategies for potential business investment.
18 Jan 18 A NEW Dairy Australia workshop is helping larger dairy farm operators consider options and strategies for potential business investment.
DAIRYFARMERS Jenny and Graeme Cope have driven a raft of changes to farm safety on their Gippsland farm with the help of Dairy Australia’s Farm Safety Starter Kit.
16 Jan 18 DAIRYFARMERS Jenny and Graeme Cope have driven a raft of changes to farm safety on their Gippsland farm with the help of Dairy Australia’s Farm Safety Starter Kit.
WORKPLACE Safety Inspectors, throughout Australia, are increasing the number of dairy farm inspections as part of a campaign to improve farm safety.
11 Jan 18 WORKPLACE Safety Inspectors, throughout Australia, are increasing the number of dairy farm inspections as part of a campaign to improve farm safety.
A couple in New Zealand's Central Hawke's Bay are proud to be dairyfarming and love the lifestyle it provides.
11 Jan 18 A couple in New Zealand's Central Hawke's Bay are proud to be dairyfarming and love the lifestyle it provides.
PLENTY a dairy farmer talks to the cows but avant-garde research being run by a young scientist with a passion for animal welfare could well give meaning to bovine responses.
13 Nov 17 PLENTY a dairy farmer talks to the cows but avant-garde research being run by a young scientist with a passion for animal welfare could well give meaning to bovine responses.
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...
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...
Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
12 Sep 17 Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
Practitioners of once-a-day milking and others interested in the logistics of implementing it attended an information workshop at Orbost, Victoria, earlier this year.
07 Aug 17 Practitioners of once-a-day milking and others interested in the logistics of implementing it attended an information workshop at Orbost, Victoria, earlier this 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.
12:00 PM 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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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
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.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
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...