Understanding the cow's foot

When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
12 Feb 18 When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
12 Feb 18 A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
08 Feb 18 Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
06 Feb 18 Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
05 Feb 18 After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
Holsteins from northern Victoria dominated the interbreed judging at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Victoria, in January.
29 Jan 18 Holsteins from northern Victoria dominated the interbreed judging at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Victoria, in January.
IT HAS been a three year build-up for the owners of this year’s International Dairy Week Grand Champion Illawarra cow, Llandovery JR Joan 982. The six year old cow was an honorable mention in the senior championship in 2016 and reserve senior champion in 2017 before this year’s success.
25 Jan 18 IT HAS been a three year build-up for the owners of this year’s International Dairy Week Grand Champion Illawarra cow, Llandovery JR Joan 982. The six year old cow was an honorable...
The 2018 Grand Champion Guernsey at IDW Rockmar Miami Graceful has had a stellar rise to the top after being judged reserve intermediate champion as a three year old in 2017. Rockmar had rapidly developed since last year’s IDW according to Tyson Shea who led the heifer for parents Mark and Roxanne Shea, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
25 Jan 18 The 2018 Grand Champion Guernsey at IDW Rockmar Miami Graceful has had a stellar rise to the top after being judged reserve intermediate champion as a three year old in 2017. Rockmar had...
A Jersey cow that sold for $50,000 in October after having claimed the 2017 International Dairy Week supreme grand champion interbreed award won the top Jersey award again at IDW on Wednesday.
25 Jan 18 A Jersey cow that sold for $50,000 in October after having claimed the 2017 International Dairy Week supreme grand champion interbreed award won the top Jersey award again at IDW on...
The buyer of the top-priced lot at the International Dairy Week Jersey is looking to lift components in the farm's milk with the breed.
24 Jan 18 The buyer of the top-priced lot at the International Dairy Week Jersey is looking to lift components in the farm's milk with the breed.
The buyer of the top-priced heifer in the Ayrshire sale at International Dairy Week on Tuesday first spotted the animal when he judged it in a country show last year.
24 Jan 18 The buyer of the top-priced heifer in the Ayrshire sale at International Dairy Week on Tuesday first spotted the animal when he judged it in a country show last year.
Tandara Brown Swiss took all before it at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
23 Jan 18 Tandara Brown Swiss took all before it at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
The grand champion Ayrshire cow at International Dairy Week was the first its owner James Dillon had shown at the event from his own breeding.
23 Jan 18 The grand champion Ayrshire cow at International Dairy Week was the first its owner James Dillon had shown at the event from his own breeding.
An Ayrshire breeder's first Holstein purchase proved a wise choice when it won the All Breeds National Youth Show at International Dairy Week on Monday.
22 Jan 18 An Ayrshire breeder's first Holstein purchase proved a wise choice when it won the All Breeds National Youth Show at International Dairy Week on Monday.
International Dairy Week kicked off today with the All Breeds Youth Show.
22 Jan 18 International Dairy Week kicked off today with the All Breeds Youth Show.
Nanango, Queensland, district dairyfarmers Ian and Cathy Scott will be looking for bulls to use over their dairy herd that are above average for the new Heat Tolerance Australian Breeding Value (ABV).
19 Jan 18 Nanango, Queensland, district dairyfarmers Ian and Cathy Scott will be looking for bulls to use over their dairy herd that are above average for the new Heat Tolerance Australian...
INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week (IDW) in January each year at Tatura, Vic, has evolved as the largest and obvious place in Australia for exhibiting dairy cattle, for their owners and handlers, young and old, to display the best the breeds have to offer.
17 Jan 18 INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week (IDW) in January each year at Tatura, Vic, has evolved as the largest and obvious place in Australia for exhibiting dairy cattle, for their owners and handlers,...
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.
17 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.
In a little under a year, Heather Campbell has gone from working for Genetics Australia to working on a dairy farm and becoming a partner with other members of her family in a recently purchased dairy farm at Cohuna in northern Victoria.
17 Jan 18 In a little under a year, Heather Campbell has gone from working for Genetics Australia to working on a dairy farm and becoming a partner with other members of her family in a recently...
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.
15 Jan 18 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.
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Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists in New Zealand have found.
10:39 AM Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions,...
Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates slow, pasture growth rates decline and there is increased grazing pressure on any irrigated areas of the farm. 
23 Mar 19 Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates...
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...