Breeding for heat tolerance

WHEN bull-buying clients started asking Holstein breeder Trevor Parrish about the new Heat Tolerance ABV, he knew he had to make sure he was breeding what his customers wanted.
WHEN bull-buying clients started asking Holstein breeder Trevor Parrish about the new Heat Tolerance ABV, he knew he had to make sure he was breeding what his customers wanted.
DAIRYFARMERS across mainland Australia use shade and evaporative cooling to keep their milking herds cool over the hot months.
15 Jan 18 DAIRYFARMERS across mainland Australia use shade and evaporative cooling to keep their milking herds cool over the hot months.
THIRD-generation dairyfarmers, Luke and Melanie Wallace, Poowong North, Vic, continue the tradition, initiated by his grandfather and followed by his father, of showing at International Dairy Week (IDW).
15 Jan 18 THIRD-generation dairyfarmers, Luke and Melanie Wallace, Poowong North, Vic, continue the tradition, initiated by his grandfather and followed by his father, of showing at International...
IT IS the opportunity to network with Australian breeders and overseas breeding representatives that takes Ted Bingham and Deborah Parkes to International Dairy Week (IDW) each year.
13 Jan 18 IT IS the opportunity to network with Australian breeders and overseas breeding representatives that takes Ted Bingham and Deborah Parkes to International Dairy Week (IDW) each year.
Entries for International Dairy Week (IDW), to be held at Tatura, Vic, in the third week in January, would be every bit as strong as previous events, according to event manager Robyn Barber.
12 Jan 18 Entries for International Dairy Week (IDW), to be held at Tatura, Vic, in the third week in January, would be every bit as strong as previous events, according to event manager Robyn...
The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition celebrates the unsung heroines of modern-day dairies.
10 Jan 18 The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition celebrates the unsung heroines of modern-day dairies.
Sex is big business in dairyfarming, which is why a battle is brewing in the US over new technologies designed to make sure only milk-producing cows are born.
10 Jan 18 Sex is big business in dairyfarming, which is why a battle is brewing in the US over new technologies designed to make sure only milk-producing cows are born.
TWO of Dairy Australia's most popular publications - InCalf and Rearing Healthy Calves - have been updated with the latest technical and scientific information.
09 Oct 17 TWO of Dairy Australia's most popular publications - InCalf and Rearing Healthy Calves - have been updated with the latest technical and scientific information.
Twenty-three-year-old Michaela Thompson of Rochester, Victoria, has been awarded the coveted Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show.
03 Oct 17 Twenty-three-year-old Michaela Thompson of Rochester, Victoria, has been awarded the coveted Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show.
Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
02 Oct 17 Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
The Good Bull App is streamlining bull selection and cutting out the hype when it comes to identifying the best dairy genetics.
25 Sep 17 The Good Bull App is streamlining bull selection and cutting out the hype when it comes to identifying the best dairy genetics.
Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
19 Sep 17 Calf health is just a numbers' game. The more things that stress or challenge calves' immune systems, the more likely the calves are to become ill.
Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are different for each of the causes.
14 Sep 17 Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are...
Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
13 Sep 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
08 Sep 17 There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
Holstein Australia announced the 2017 Cow of the Year at its Annual Awards Night, held at Nowra, NSW, in August.
01 Sep 17 Holstein Australia announced the 2017 Cow of the Year at its Annual Awards Night, held at Nowra, NSW, in August.
The rising popularity of genomic (DNA) testing of female dairy cattle means DataGene's release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) puts the spotlight on the top herds and cows, as well as bulls.
24 Aug 17 The rising popularity of genomic (DNA) testing of female dairy cattle means DataGene's release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) puts the spotlight on the top herds and cows, as well...
From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to increase the profitability that lies within most herds.
08 Aug 17 From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to...
MILK production is up but fertility is down - it must be the semen company's fault. Wrong.
01 Aug 17  1 MILK production is up but fertility is down - it must be the semen company's fault. Wrong.
DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy herds.
25 Jul 17 DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy...
Different antibiotics work in different ways
Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance
Some antibiotics work against each other
24 Jul 17 Different antibiotics work in different ways Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance Some antibiotics work against each other
Australian dairyfarmers are being asked to take part in new research through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation aimed at improving calf health and productivity.
21 Jul 17 Australian dairyfarmers are being asked to take part in new research through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation aimed at improving calf health and productivity.
Gippsland dairyfarmer Kevin Lockett has his herd records just where he wants them - at his fingertips. DataGene's new mobile app, HerdData, gives Mr Lockett access to his herd records anywhere, anytime.
20 Jul 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Kevin Lockett has his herd records just where he wants them - at his fingertips. DataGene's new mobile app, HerdData, gives Mr Lockett access to his herd records...
A move into high-end dairy breeding has paid dividends for two south-western Victorian dairy operations.
17 Jul 17 A move into high-end dairy breeding has paid dividends for two south-western Victorian dairy operations.
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With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...