Breeding and feeding go hand-in-hand

MAINTAINING a top quality genetic-base ensures Kate and Jason Kirk get the most out of their stringent feeding regime.
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.
Tandara Brown Swiss stud, Dingee, Vic, again produced the goods at International Dairy Week Brown Swiss Show on Tuesday.
22 Jan 19 Tandara Brown Swiss stud, Dingee, Vic, again produced the goods at International Dairy Week Brown Swiss Show on Tuesday.
A Gippsland-based dairy operation dominated the Ayrshire results at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
22 Jan 19 A Gippsland-based dairy operation dominated the Ayrshire results at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
22 Jan 19 Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
The 2019 International Dairy Week All Breeds Youth Show grand champion heifer will be offered for sale on Wednesday.
21 Jan 19 The 2019 International Dairy Week All Breeds Youth Show grand champion heifer will be offered for sale on Wednesday.
An acclaimed Australian writer will be one of the guest speakers at the Power of Women event to be held as part of International Dairy Week. Rosalie Ham, author of the sensational bestseller The Dressmaker, which is now an award-winning film, will talk at the event. Ms Ham was born and raised in Jerilderie, NSW, where her family still farm.
20 Jan 19 An acclaimed Australian writer will be one of the guest speakers at the Power of Women event to be held as part of International Dairy Week. Rosalie Ham, author of the sensational...
International Dairy Week will again feature a wide range of informative seminars. All seminars will be presented at the Ballantyne Centre at Tatura Park.
19 Jan 19 International Dairy Week will again feature a wide range of informative seminars. All seminars will be presented at the Ballantyne Centre at Tatura Park.
International Dairy Week has again attracted a line up of high-quality judges from around the world.
19 Jan 19 International Dairy Week has again attracted a line up of high-quality judges from around the world.
Gippsland Jersey breeder Trevor Saunders says the new Dairy's Finest and 5 Star promotions
18 Jan 19 Gippsland Jersey breeder Trevor Saunders says the new Dairy's Finest and 5 Star promotions "hit the bullseye" for the breed.
International Dairy Week this year has attracted international exhibitors, event manager Robyn Barber said.
16 Jan 19 International Dairy Week this year has attracted international exhibitors, event manager Robyn Barber said.
The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) is rapidly becoming the preferred index of genetic merit used by Australian dairy farmers and the herd improvement industry.
06 Jan 19 The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) is rapidly becoming the preferred index of genetic merit used by Australian dairy farmers and the herd improvement industry.
A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
31 Dec 18 A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation official conference day on Tuesday, March 26, will explore the theme of Bringing Red Breeds Together.
30 Dec 18 The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation official conference day on Tuesday, March 26, will explore the theme of Bringing Red Breeds Together.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
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...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
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,...
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...