Genomics holds key to top-priced Holstein sales

Genomics again proved to be the key to attracting top prices for Holstein stud stock at International Dairy Week in January.
Genomics again proved to be the key to attracting top prices for Holstein stud stock at International Dairy Week in January.
Women gathered for a special night at International Dairy Week to celebrate the Power of Women in Dairy.
31 Jan 18 Women gathered for a special night at International Dairy Week to celebrate the Power of Women in Dairy.
The timing of a breakthrough on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) couldn't be better for Fonterra as it moves to double the size of its flagship cheese plant in northern Victoria.
31 Jan 18 The timing of a breakthrough on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) couldn't be better for Fonterra as it moves to double the size of its flagship cheese plant in northern Victoria.
There’s been a muted response from Victorian dairyfarmers to plans by New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, to spend more than AU$165 million on plant expansion this financial year.
29 Jan 18 There’s been a muted response from Victorian dairyfarmers to plans by New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, to spend more than AU$165 million on plant expansion this financial year.
A Guernsey heifer sold for a $16,000 breed record price for an unjoined heifer at the International Dairy Week (IDW) sale on Tuesday.
24 Jan 18 A Guernsey heifer sold for a $16,000 breed record price for an unjoined heifer at the International Dairy Week (IDW) sale on Tuesday.
Judging in the Ayrshire competition on Tuesday at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Vic.
23 Jan 18 Judging in the Ayrshire competition on Tuesday at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Vic.
The 4.9 per cent jump in dairy values at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction is the biggest shift in price movement since August last year.
17 Jan 18 The 4.9 per cent jump in dairy values at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction is the biggest shift in price movement since August last year.
With a few taps on the keyboard and some clicks of the mouse, Australian dairyfarmers can contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.
12 Jan 18 With a few taps on the keyboard and some clicks of the mouse, Australian dairyfarmers can contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.
Beleaguered dairy processor Murray Goulburn is blaming administrative errors for the rejection of shipments of its milk and infant formula in China last year, dismissing suggestions it was being punished for bypassing Chinese bidders in favour of a $1.3 billion takeover offer by Canadian giant Saputo.
12 Jan 18 Beleaguered dairy processor Murray Goulburn is blaming administrative errors for the rejection of shipments of its milk and infant formula in China last year, dismissing suggestions it...
Alice O’Rourke grew up in the suburbs but she has always dreamed of having a farmer’s life.
11 Jan 18 Alice O’Rourke grew up in the suburbs but she has always dreamed of having a farmer’s life.
South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are more optimistic about the dairy industry’s future after enduring tough times, the new federal agriculture minister David Littleproud says.
11 Jan 18 South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are more optimistic about the dairy industry’s future after enduring tough times, the new federal agriculture minister David Littleproud says.
NORTH-EASTERN Victorian King Valley Dairy starts the New Year in good shape with strong demand for butter nationwide and new projects in the pipeline.
10 Jan 18 NORTH-EASTERN Victorian King Valley Dairy starts the New Year in good shape with strong demand for butter nationwide and new projects in the pipeline.
Australian dairy farmers have been warned prices are on their way down amid a rising tide of world milk supply.
05 Jan 18 Australian dairy farmers have been warned prices are on their way down amid a rising tide of world milk supply.
A dairy industry leader has called for an increase in classification options for farm buildings, because structures for farm use of a certain size are being classified as industrial factories.
04 Jan 18  1 A dairy industry leader has called for an increase in classification options for farm buildings, because structures for farm use of a certain size are being classified as industrial...
“I used to take The Land in to read at training and I remember Nathan Cayless at the Eels asking me what loo-churn (lucerne) and hee-fas (heifers) were.”
03 Jan 18 “I used to take The Land in to read at training and I remember Nathan Cayless at the Eels asking me what loo-churn (lucerne) and hee-fas (heifers) were.”
Dairy farmers can now add breeding to their toolbox of ways to help cows handle the heat.
29 Dec 17 Dairy farmers can now add breeding to their toolbox of ways to help cows handle the heat.
Getting his teeth into Toothdale paddocks a smart move.
28 Dec 17 Getting his teeth into Toothdale paddocks a smart move.
An unexpected drop in global dairy market something for Australia to note.
27 Dec 17 An unexpected drop in global dairy market something for Australia to note.
Livestock exporters support statutory dairy export charge
26 Dec 17 Livestock exporters support statutory dairy export charge
Camels appear set to provide the basis of an exciting new dairy industry in Australia.
24 Dec 17 Camels appear set to provide the basis of an exciting new dairy industry in Australia.
Farm fresh milk has hit Central Queensland shelves. Meet the dairy farmers making it happen.
23 Dec 17 Farm fresh milk has hit Central Queensland shelves. Meet the dairy farmers making it happen.
The Kiewa Valley's Mountain Milk co-op will initially supply 20m litres a year to Freedom Foods' UHT plant
22 Dec 17 The Kiewa Valley's Mountain Milk co-op will initially supply 20m litres a year to Freedom Foods' UHT plant
Bega Cheese has secured more than 93 per cent of shares in Peanut Company of Australia at Kingaroy in Queensland.
21 Dec 17 Bega Cheese has secured more than 93 per cent of shares in Peanut Company of Australia at Kingaroy in Queensland.
It's been an Orange institution for 70 years.
19 Dec 17 It's been an Orange institution for 70 years.
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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...