Breeding burpless bovines

Cows that burp less could help save the environment and put money back into the pockets of farmers.
Cows that burp less could help save the environment and put money back into the pockets of farmers.
The use of sex-sorted semen is regarded as a necessary step forward for the dairy industry in order to be efficient while maintaining good welfare, though many farmers are wary of implementing it due to low conception rates.
08 Apr 19 The use of sex-sorted semen is regarded as a necessary step forward for the dairy industry in order to be efficient while maintaining good welfare, though many farmers are wary of...
Mastitis is one of the biggest concerns for milk producers; and the most expensive - it costs farmers $200 per cow, per year; which totals over US$130 million in losses to the industry annually.
08 Apr 19 Mastitis is one of the biggest concerns for milk producers; and the most expensive - it costs farmers $200 per cow, per year; which totals over US$130 million in losses to the industry...
The dairy industry must play a key role in helping prevent antibiotic resistance, the Australian Dairy Conference in February was told.
08 Apr 19 The dairy industry must play a key role in helping prevent antibiotic resistance, the Australian Dairy Conference in February was told.
Groups of producers from across Australia are jumping on the biosecurity bandwagon and ramping up their on-farm disease surveillance through a program called the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Ready Project.
30 Mar 19 Groups of producers from across Australia are jumping on the biosecurity bandwagon and ramping up their on-farm disease surveillance through a program called the Foot-and-Mouth Disease...
Chicory is thriving at Parawa, South Australia, helping the Williams family get their dairy cows through the long, hot summer.
28 Mar 19 Chicory is thriving at Parawa, South Australia, helping the Williams family get their dairy cows through the long, hot summer.
Dairy semen sales hit record levels in 2017-18, according to the recently released Semen Market Survey 2018 report from the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia.
27 Mar 19 Dairy semen sales hit record levels in 2017-18, according to the recently released Semen Market Survey 2018 report from the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia.
Biosecurity on farm is one of those things where the government and industry get together and develop policies and plans and farmers are expected to implement them. It's all too hard, right?
24 Mar 19 Biosecurity on farm is one of those things where the government and industry get together and develop policies and plans and farmers are expected to implement them. It's all too hard,...
Milking it for all its worth, young agriculturalists proved they are just as capable as any farmer twice their age at this year’s Gippsland Dairy Youth Group show.
22 Mar 19 Milking it for all its worth, young agriculturalists proved they are just as capable as any farmer twice their age at this year’s Gippsland Dairy Youth Group show.
Data has helped the Cliff family from East Gippsland better negotiate drought.
22 Mar 19 Data has helped the Cliff family from East Gippsland better negotiate drought.
Australian Consolidated Milk general manager – commercial Peter Jones says the company is offering dairy farmers price certainty, by offering a minimum $6.50 kilogram/milk solids for next season.
14 Mar 19 Australian Consolidated Milk general manager – commercial Peter Jones says the company is offering dairy farmers price certainty, by offering a minimum $6.50 kilogram/milk solids for...
How to increase milker numbers without really trying - use a three-way crossbreeding program.
13 Mar 19 How to increase milker numbers without really trying - use a three-way crossbreeding program.
MAINTAINING a top quality genetic-base ensures Kate and Jason Kirk get the most out of their stringent feeding regime.
11 Feb 19 MAINTAINING a top quality genetic-base ensures Kate and Jason Kirk get the most out of their stringent feeding regime.
The Subtropical Dairy program is warning farmers in northern drought-affected areas to be aware of the risks in feeding stressed or stunted sorghum crops to animals.
07 Feb 19 The Subtropical Dairy program is warning farmers in northern drought-affected areas to be aware of the risks in feeding stressed or stunted sorghum crops to animals.
Mycotoxin testing might be worth considering for farmers looking to increase milk production, lower cell counts and improve empty rates.
06 Feb 19 Mycotoxin testing might be worth considering for farmers looking to increase milk production, lower cell counts and improve empty rates.
Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA Heat Stress Management Workshop at Meningie in South Australia.
04 Feb 19 Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA...
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.
31 Jan 19 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.
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.
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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...