Cow awards help in tough times

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.
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 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.
Dairyfarmers in Australia are no strangers to having watch where every penny goes.
03 May 16 Dairyfarmers in Australia are no strangers to having watch where every penny goes.
In a hard season it’s easy to look on the negative side of just about everything around the farm.
29 Apr 16 In a hard season it’s easy to look on the negative side of just about everything around the farm.
ADELAIDE Hills dairyfarmers Shane and Kylie Mieglich have begun the move to an automated dairy.
28 Apr 16 ADELAIDE Hills dairyfarmers Shane and Kylie Mieglich have begun the move to an automated dairy.
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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...
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year. 
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing...
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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...
Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity. 
30 Mar 17 Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
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...