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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
A flexible approach to robotic milking in pasture-based systems could offer dairy businesses opportunities to improve labour efficiency, reduce the need for on-call staff and improve energy efficiency at certain times of the year.
07 Aug 17 A flexible approach to robotic milking in pasture-based systems could offer dairy businesses opportunities to improve labour efficiency, reduce the need for on-call staff and improve...
Heywood, Victoria, farmers Steve and Tania Luckin believe that developing operating plans and setting goals is critical to the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
01 Aug 17 Heywood, Victoria, farmers Steve and Tania Luckin believe that developing operating plans and setting goals is critical to the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm...
ON THE outskirts of the Bega Valley lies a property run by the well-known Apps family, Ron Apps and his three sons, two grandsons and most recently, a granddaughter.
25 Jul 17 ON THE outskirts of the Bega Valley lies a property run by the well-known Apps family, Ron Apps and his three sons, two grandsons and most recently, a granddaughter.
THE opening price announcements by major milk processors in southern Australia have again been subject to accusations of ‘smoke and mirrors’.
17 Jul 17  1 THE opening price announcements by major milk processors in southern Australia have again been subject to accusations of ‘smoke and mirrors’.
In 1968 the Lammie family migrated to Western Australia from Scotland and bought a half-cleared dairy property at Northcliffe running a 70-cow herd.
17 Jul 17 In 1968 the Lammie family migrated to Western Australia from Scotland and bought a half-cleared dairy property at Northcliffe running a 70-cow herd.
Thirty-three Tasmania private datasets were analysed using Dairy Australia Dairy Base business analysis tool from some of my clients for the 2015-16 season.
05 Jul 17 Thirty-three Tasmania private datasets were analysed using Dairy Australia Dairy Base business analysis tool from some of my clients for the 2015-16 season.
THERE is no doubt farmers need to be mindful when operating equipment in the workplace.
26 Jun 17 THERE is no doubt farmers need to be mindful when operating equipment in the workplace.
Moving into a new financial year is a busy planning period for dairy farm businesses. Dairy Australia's farm business management team suggest six things farmers can do now to help set up for the year ahead.
26 Jun 17 Moving into a new financial year is a busy planning period for dairy farm businesses. Dairy Australia's farm business management team suggest six things farmers can do now to help set up...
It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
30 May 17 It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
Dairyfarmers who have completed a Taking Stock session in the last 12 months can now access a second round of support to review how things have gone against the action plan they originally put together.
12 May 17 Dairyfarmers who have completed a Taking Stock session in the last 12 months can now access a second round of support to review how things have gone against the action plan they...
THINKING strategically has enabled Mid North Coast NSW dairyfarmers Adam and Donna Darley to turn challenges into strengths and fully capitalise on the natural assets they have at their fingertips.
10 May 17 THINKING strategically has enabled Mid North Coast NSW dairyfarmers Adam and Donna Darley to turn challenges into strengths and fully capitalise on the natural assets they have at their...
DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.
24 Apr 17 DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to...
Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
11 Apr 17 Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
07 Apr 17 Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
07 Mar 17 The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
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With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...