Mastering the art of Holstein breeding

Ever since Brett McGinn learned how to milk, his dream was to one day become a master breeder.
Ever since Brett McGinn learned how to milk, his dream was to one day become a master breeder.
To David Nation and the chair of Dairy Australia,
Why is dairy industry in the doldrums? And just so we are all clear on the meaning – doldrums: a state or period of stagnation or depression.
28 Nov 18 To David Nation and the chair of Dairy Australia, Why is dairy industry in the doldrums? And just so we are all clear on the meaning – doldrums: a state or period of stagnation or...
STANDARD format one-year supply contracts offered to farmers simultaneously by Western Australia’s three major milk processors should be a minimum starting point for a mandatory dairy code.
28 Nov 18 STANDARD format one-year supply contracts offered to farmers simultaneously by Western Australia’s three major milk processors should be a minimum starting point for a mandatory dairy...
FACED with rising hay and feed costs into summer, 29 WA dairy farmers who supply Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) have received a welcome financial boost.
28 Nov 18 FACED with rising hay and feed costs into summer, 29 WA dairy farmers who supply Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) have received a welcome financial boost.
The 2018 Dairy Australia annual general meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, at 10.30am at Flemington Racecourse.
27 Nov 18 The 2018 Dairy Australia annual general meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, at 10.30am at Flemington Racecourse.
FAILURE to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement (PAFTA) this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the country’s peak dairy group.
27 Nov 18 FAILURE to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement (PAFTA) this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the...
About 30 NSW north coast dairy farmers and industry representatives took the opportunity on Wednesday to put forward their views, ideas and suggested measures that should be implemented as part of a new Mandatory Code of Conduct covering the dairy industry.
26 Nov 18 About 30 NSW north coast dairy farmers and industry representatives took the opportunity on Wednesday to put forward their views, ideas and suggested measures that should be implemented...
ROCK bottom dairy prices have New England MP Barnaby Joyce demanding a royal commission into Australia’s supermarket giants.
26 Nov 18 ROCK bottom dairy prices have New England MP Barnaby Joyce demanding a royal commission into Australia’s supermarket giants.
The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation conference will be held in Australia in March.
25 Nov 18 The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation conference will be held in Australia in March.
Outgoing United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has called for greater unity in the industry, saying farmers need to reflect on how they debate contentious issues.
24 Nov 18 Outgoing United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has called for greater unity in the industry, saying farmers need to reflect on how they debate contentious issues.
Shares in Australian dairy and vitamin exporters rallied on Friday after China delayed the implementation of tough new e-commerce rules that threatened sales in their biggest market.
23 Nov 18 Shares in Australian dairy and vitamin exporters rallied on Friday after China delayed the implementation of tough new e-commerce rules that threatened sales in their biggest market.
Dairy Australia has launched a new campaign to help address the lack of action by Australians around their bone health, reminding them that dairy milk, cheese and yoghurt are some of the richest sources of calcium, as well as a package of other bone-building nutrients.
23 Nov 18 Dairy Australia has launched a new campaign to help address the lack of action by Australians around their bone health, reminding them that dairy milk, cheese and yoghurt are some of the...
United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has resigned.
22 Nov 18 United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has resigned.
The A2 Milk Company is banking on demand from Chinese consumers, along with its carefully managed relationship with government, to safeguard its access to that vital growth market amid an increasingly shaky trade environment.
22 Nov 18 The A2 Milk Company is banking on demand from Chinese consumers, along with its carefully managed relationship with government, to safeguard its access to that vital growth market amid...
November and December seem to be the months where the calendar speeds up and before we know it the year has ended.
22 Nov 18 November and December seem to be the months where the calendar speeds up and before we know it the year has ended.
Victorian National Party leader Peter Walsh says he’s concerned at what appears to be a disconnect between the number of dairy farmers leaving the industry and processing sector expansion.
21 Nov 18  1 Victorian National Party leader Peter Walsh says he’s concerned at what appears to be a disconnect between the number of dairy farmers leaving the industry and processing sector...
Global dairy prices continue to decline with the Global Dairy Trade auction down 3.5 per cent on Tuesday night.
21 Nov 18 Global dairy prices continue to decline with the Global Dairy Trade auction down 3.5 per cent on Tuesday night.
Facing the toughest season in memory, South Australian dairy farmer Geraldine Dohnt sees the value in reaching out to her peers and her community for support.
21 Nov 18 Facing the toughest season in memory, South Australian dairy farmer Geraldine Dohnt sees the value in reaching out to her peers and her community for support.
Their rich farming history stretches back to the wool pioneering days of the Macarthur family.
19 Nov 18 Their rich farming history stretches back to the wool pioneering days of the Macarthur family.
A new report from Dairy Australia has highlighted the important contribution flavoured milk can have as part of a balanced diet.
18 Nov 18 A new report from Dairy Australia has highlighted the important contribution flavoured milk can have as part of a balanced diet.
A leading South Australian dairy farmer has urged his colleagues to attend the Victorian meetings on the proposed Mandatory Dairy Code, after a poor turnout in that state and Tasmania.
16 Nov 18 A leading South Australian dairy farmer has urged his colleagues to attend the Victorian meetings on the proposed Mandatory Dairy Code, after a poor turnout in that state and Tasmania.
A dairy field trip, organised by the Barossa and Light Regional Science Hub, will take place this Saturday, November 17, which will take participants on a tour of Jersey Fresh.
16 Nov 18 A dairy field trip, organised by the Barossa and Light Regional Science Hub, will take place this Saturday, November 17, which will take participants on a tour of Jersey Fresh.
Australia’s dairy industry is set to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector head-on at the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra next February 19-21.
15 Nov 18 Australia’s dairy industry is set to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector head-on at the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra next February 19-21.
Cheesemonger Anthony Femia says consumers in the United States can't get enough of Australian style marinated cheese.
15 Nov 18 Cheesemonger Anthony Femia says consumers in the United States can't get enough of Australian style marinated cheese.
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Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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...
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What I find confusion and strange is that the NEW AUSTRALIAN DAIRY PLAN has not got any form or
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I am so looking forward to this milk! I have been waiting a long time for it to be on the
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...
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...