Australian indices work: new research

Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
06 Jun 17 A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
03 Jun 17 DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
02 Jun 17 There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
31 May 17 James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
29 May 17 Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are treated.
25 May 17 Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are...
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
23 May 17 The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
18 May 17 A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and New Zealand export heifers.
17 May 17 SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and...
Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
17 May 17 Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves Manual.
11 May 17 Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves...
Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
10 May 17 Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
04 Apr 17 It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
04 Apr 17 Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
30 Mar 17 DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to produce F1 males and females.
24 Mar 17 A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to...
Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
23 Feb 17 Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
19 Jan 17 Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at International Dairy Week.
19 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at...
Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
19 Jan 17 Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night.
19 Jan 17 A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night. | VIDEO: Heifer sells for $251,000
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.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
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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...