Oakwood takes supreme award in On-Farm competition

For the first time in the 16-year history of the Semex-Holstein Australia final for Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia, a Supreme Champion has been awarded.
For the first time in the 16-year history of the Semex-Holstein Australia final for Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia, a Supreme Champion has been awarded.
Tasmanian operations impressed Queensland judge Kelvin Cochrane just as much as the exciting individual cows he was pointing during the 16th annual Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm competition.
11 Dec 16 Tasmanian operations impressed Queensland judge Kelvin Cochrane just as much as the exciting individual cows he was pointing during the 16th annual Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm... | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Cow awards help in tough times 
Six more farms were involved in the Western Australian leg of the Semex Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition this year.
11 Dec 16 Six more farms were involved in the Western Australian leg of the Semex Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition this year.  | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Cow awards help in tough times 
Dual class winners in this year’s South Australian Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm competition – Andrew and Angela Koch – deliberately left their Adelaide show cows out of the mix when they chose their entries.
11 Dec 16 Dual class winners in this year’s South Australian Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm competition – Andrew and Angela Koch – deliberately left their Adelaide show cows out of the mix when... | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Tas farms impress judge in comp 
Queensland’s champion four-year-old in the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition was one of the competition finds.
11 Dec 16 Queensland’s champion four-year-old in the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition was one of the competition finds.  | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Tas farms impress judge in comp 
The NSW state final in the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition started with the cows – but judge Jade Sieben said much of her trip was also about breeder solidarity and hope.
11 Dec 16 The NSW state final in the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition started with the cows – but judge Jade Sieben said much of her trip was also about breeder solidarity and hope.  | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Just a cow in a cow competition 
11 Dec 16 Australia’s biggest dairy competition has never been more needed than this year.
IT is becoming increasingly common for dairy farmers to use synchronisation programs routinely in their artificial insemination breeding plans.
02 Nov 16 IT is becoming increasingly common for dairy farmers to use synchronisation programs routinely in their artificial insemination breeding plans.
The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with improvements in reliability, lower costs and greater understanding of the various ways results can be used to improve genetic gain.
24 Oct 16 The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with...
A Western Victorian dairy farm has reduced calf mortality rates and improved heifer growth rates by changing its calf-rearing system.
08 Sep 16 A Western Victorian dairy farm has reduced calf mortality rates and improved heifer growth rates by changing its calf-rearing system.
Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. The results, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, could lead to a better understanding of how to prevent milk fever (hypocalcaemia) in cows.
15 Jul 16 Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had...
It is difficult to know what to write at the moment. The dairy industry is reeling and farmers everywhere are assessing the damage and making plans for the future.
13 Jul 16 It is difficult to know what to write at the moment. The dairy industry is reeling and farmers everywhere are assessing the damage and making plans for the future.
Dairyfarmer Geoff Hutchinson, the breeder of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme exhibit Windy Vale Contender Rose, made two decisions 10 years ago that have reaped dividends for his dairy business in the past couple of months.
04 Jul 16 Dairyfarmer Geoff Hutchinson, the breeder of the Victorian Winter Fair supreme exhibit Windy Vale Contender Rose, made two decisions 10 years ago that have reaped dividends for his dairy...
Genetics are worth something, the winner of the intermediate championship at the 2016 Victorian Winter Fair Dean Malcolm says.
30 Jun 16 Genetics are worth something, the winner of the intermediate championship at the 2016 Victorian Winter Fair Dean Malcolm says.
In the face of a tough season on so many fronts – officials from the National Herd Developing Victorian Winter Fair – are encouraging colleagues to get off-farm and go to their high-profile Bendigo, Vic, show this week.
27 Jun 16 In the face of a tough season on so many fronts – officials from the National Herd Developing Victorian Winter Fair – are encouraging colleagues to get off-farm and go to their...
MANAGEMENT during the calving period can have a big impact on the ability to get back in-calf, according to DairySA Innovation Day keynote speaker Jim Spain.
13 Jun 16 MANAGEMENT during the calving period can have a big impact on the ability to get back in-calf, according to DairySA Innovation Day keynote speaker Jim Spain.
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Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute...
Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
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Where was the ADF support for dairy farmers back in April 2016? Nobody from ADF spoke out
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South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to electricity outages. 
03 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to...
VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens’ success in raising $2 million.03 Apr 17 VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech...
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...