Calf researchers seek answers

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.
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.
John Gardiner from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, brought a team of nine to the Victorian Winter fair and came away with a supreme champion, two reserve champions and the premier exhibitor award.
14 Jul 17 John Gardiner from Avonlea Holsteins, Cardinia, Victoria, brought a team of nine to the Victorian Winter fair and came away with a supreme champion, two reserve champions and the premier...
Winning the supreme championship at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on July 6 was a bittersweet moment for the northern Victorian Dee family.
14 Jul 17 Winning the supreme championship at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on July 6 was a bittersweet moment for the northern Victorian Dee family.
New Zealand's Dairy Solutionz launched its Kiwipole breed at the Tulare World Ag Expo event in California earlier this year, in partnership with STGenetics.
06 Jul 17 New Zealand's Dairy Solutionz launched its Kiwipole breed at the Tulare World Ag Expo event in California earlier this year, in partnership with STGenetics.
A decision to buy a calf at the Bluechip dispersal sale last year paid dividends for a young stud owner at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on Wednesday.
05 Jul 17 A decision to buy a calf at the Bluechip dispersal sale last year paid dividends for a young stud owner at the Victorian Winter Fair at Bendigo on Wednesday.
A cross between a Holstein and a Bos indicus breed called the Gir was proving to be an ideal dairy breed in the tropics, Semex general manager Jim Conroy told the Herd 17 conference.
05 Jul 17 A cross between a Holstein and a Bos indicus breed called the Gir was proving to be an ideal dairy breed in the tropics, Semex general manager Jim Conroy told the Herd 17 conference.
Weight for weight methane causes 36 times as much global warming as carbon dioxide and the main sources of this pollutant is agriculture.
04 Jul 17 Weight for weight methane causes 36 times as much global warming as carbon dioxide and the main sources of this pollutant is agriculture.
Learning and implementing the calf-rearing basics will ultimately save time, money and result in healthier calves. This was the key message delivered by Dr Gemma Chuck at dairy discussion group in South-West Victoria last year.
04 Jul 17 Learning and implementing the calf-rearing basics will ultimately save time, money and result in healthier calves. This was the key message delivered by Dr Gemma Chuck at dairy...
Researchers at Scibus and the University of Sydney are dishing up transition diets including calcidiol and anionic feeds and seeing exciting improvements in cow health and productivity.
03 Jul 17 Researchers at Scibus and the University of Sydney are dishing up transition diets including calcidiol and anionic feeds and seeing exciting improvements in cow health and productivity.
ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates - it is all about attention to detail for several things.
16 Jun 17 ONE OF the major components of fertility in dairy cows is the management of the artificial insemination (AI) program. There is no single 'silver bullet' to achieving good pregnancy rates...
Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
13 Jun 17 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...
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A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts labour and fuel costs.
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This project was doomed from the start. Sri Lanka's Department of Animal Production and Health
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What an awesome article, this will save so much time and money for farmers across the world with
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
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