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.
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Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field...
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...
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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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...