Vitamin D shows promise in transition

Researchers at Scibus and the University of Sydney are dishing up transition diets including calcidiol and anionic feeds and seeing exciting improvements in cow health and productivity.
Researchers at Scibus and the University of Sydney are dishing up transition diets including calcidiol and anionic feeds and seeing exciting improvements in cow health and productivity.
ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates - it is all about attention to detail for several things.
16 Jun 17 ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates...
Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
13 Jun 17 Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
06 Jun 17 A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
03 Jun 17 DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
02 Jun 17 There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
31 May 17 James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
29 May 17 Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are treated.
25 May 17 Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are...
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
23 May 17 The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
18 May 17 A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and New Zealand export heifers.
17 May 17 SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and...
Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
17 May 17 Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves Manual.
11 May 17 Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves...
Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
10 May 17 Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
04 Apr 17 It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
04 Apr 17 Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
30 Mar 17 DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to produce F1 males and females.
24 Mar 17 A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to...
Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
23 Feb 17 Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
19 Jan 17 Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at International Dairy Week.
19 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at...
Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
19 Jan 17 Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
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If GM is so wonderful why is the US in the grip of crop destruction caused by GM Dicamba
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...