Low-cost tactics can keep cows cool

Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
When Queensland dairy farmers Geoffrey and Ruth Chalk took over management of the family farm, they had a priority list.
27 Nov 18 When Queensland dairy farmers Geoffrey and Ruth Chalk took over management of the family farm, they had a priority list.
The choice of bedding system and the type of bedding materials used in cow housing facilities will have a substantial impact on the management, and even design, of that facility.
20 Nov 18 The choice of bedding system and the type of bedding materials used in cow housing facilities will have a substantial impact on the management, and even design, of that facility.
AIMING to drive production and breed the best cows they can, South Australian dairy farmers Graeme and Michele Hamilton and their son Craig, are focused on keeping good records to help them make informed decisions.
19 Nov 18 AIMING to drive production and breed the best cows they can, South Australian dairy farmers Graeme and Michele Hamilton and their son Craig, are focused on keeping good records to help...
With fodder and grain prices high, it becomes even more important to know how much feed is needed in the coming months to meet milk production requirements.
16 Nov 18 With fodder and grain prices high, it becomes even more important to know how much feed is needed in the coming months to meet milk production requirements.
When pasture is limited and supplies of fodder are reduced, farmer may need to consider using alternative fibre options that they may not have used before.
13 Nov 18 When pasture is limited and supplies of fodder are reduced, farmer may need to consider using alternative fibre options that they may not have used before.
US researchers tracking sick calves with auto-detectors found they displayed symptoms two days before the condition became apparent.
08 Nov 18 US researchers tracking sick calves with auto-detectors found they displayed symptoms two days before the condition became apparent.
Rearing 6000 calves each year, Joanne Leigh has learnt a lot about calf rearing. As one of the guest speakers at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year, Mrs Leigh was able to share a lot of useful tips with the 120 people who came along to one of the four sessions.
07 Nov 18 Rearing 6000 calves each year, Joanne Leigh has learnt a lot about calf rearing. As one of the guest speakers at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year, Mrs Leigh was able...
In Australia, the majority of the animal welfare standards within our dairy industry are far superior to those in some other countries.
06 Nov 18 In Australia, the majority of the animal welfare standards within our dairy industry are far superior to those in some other countries.
Modern milk replacers can be used to successfully rear healthy calves.
05 Nov 18 Modern milk replacers can be used to successfully rear healthy calves.
Gippsland dairyfarmers Trevor Saunders and Anthea Day are committed to making rapid genetic gain in their 750-cow dairy herd, Araluen Park, and have the figures to prove their efforts are paying substantial dividends.
31 Oct 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Trevor Saunders and Anthea Day are committed to making rapid genetic gain in their 750-cow dairy herd, Araluen Park, and have the figures to prove their efforts...
FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
17 Oct 18 FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
Whether farmers have pastures to manage or are feeding concentrates and purchased fodder, Dairy Australia's Dairy Feed Tools is key to developing and managing feed plans.
15 Sep 18 Whether farmers have pastures to manage or are feeding concentrates and purchased fodder, Dairy Australia's Dairy Feed Tools is key to developing and managing feed plans.
The future vitality of the dairy industry depends on getting calf rearing right, world-renowned calf-rearing expert Dr Bob James told the Dairy Research Foundation's 2018 Symposium.
14 Sep 18 The future vitality of the dairy industry depends on getting calf rearing right, world-renowned calf-rearing expert Dr Bob James told the Dairy Research Foundation's 2018 Symposium.
Dairyfarmers navigating the feed shortage can now access a new Dairy Australia campaign, Feed Shortage 2018, as the fodder market continues to be tight.
08 Sep 18 Dairyfarmers navigating the feed shortage can now access a new Dairy Australia campaign, Feed Shortage 2018, as the fodder market continues to be tight.
The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
02 Aug 18 The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their farm at Bodalla on the New South Wales south coast.
01 Aug 18 Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their...
Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions and improving herd management.
30 Jul 18 Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions...
Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
27 Jul 18 Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
24 Jul 18  1 A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
John Gardiner, from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, knows what it takes to achieve at major dairy shows.
06 Jul 18 John Gardiner, from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, knows what it takes to achieve at major dairy shows.
Dean Malcolm,  the owner of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme intermediate champion Fairvale Bradnick Josie 118, says it is
06 Jul 18 Dean Malcolm, the owner of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme intermediate champion Fairvale Bradnick Josie 118, says it is "one of the best-uddered cows I've seen in this country".
A commitment to genetics and dairy cattle breeding has rewarded the owners of the 2018 Victorian Winter Fair junior champion.
04 Jul 18 A commitment to genetics and dairy cattle breeding has rewarded the owners of the 2018 Victorian Winter Fair junior champion.
Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
04 Jul 18 Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
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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...