Heifer sells for record $251,000

A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night.
A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night.
Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
18 Jan 17 There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, by taking out International Dairy Week grand champion title.
18 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, by taking out International Dairy Week grand champion title.
Tandara Dairies, Dingee, Victoria’s, decision to bring a team of 11 cattle to this year’s International Dairy Week has paid dividends, with the stud dominating the Brown Swiss section.
18 Jan 17 Tandara Dairies, Dingee, Victoria’s, decision to bring a team of 11 cattle to this year’s International Dairy Week has paid dividends, with the stud dominating the Brown Swiss section.
A cow that won the supreme interbreed award and champion Illawarrra award at International Dairy Week (IDW) two years ago returned on Tuesday to claim to top Illawarrra award again.
17 Jan 17 A cow that won the supreme interbreed award and champion Illawarrra award at International Dairy Week (IDW) two years ago returned on Tuesday to claim to top Illawarrra award again.
The champion Illawarra cow at International Dairy Week delivered for its owners at the Illawarra Red Revolution Sale on Tuesday night with one its calves making the top price.
17 Jan 17 The champion Illawarra cow at International Dairy Week delivered for its owners at the Illawarra Red Revolution Sale on Tuesday night with one its calves making the top price.
The Brown Swiss cow that helped lead the 'Save the Dairyfarmer' rally in Melbourne will be part of the team Ben Govett takes to International Dairy Week (IDW) this year.
05 Jan 17 The Brown Swiss cow that helped lead the 'Save the Dairyfarmer' rally in Melbourne will be part of the team Ben Govett takes to International Dairy Week (IDW) this year.
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.
11 Dec 16 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.  | On-Farm cow comp brings people...  | Cow awards help in tough times 
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...
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.
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