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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Shea family from Bacchus Marsh, Vic, dominated the top awards in the Guernsey ring at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
17 Jan 17 The Shea family from Bacchus Marsh, Vic, dominated the top awards in the Guernsey ring at International Dairy Week on Tuesday.
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 
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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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Who gets confidence out of " Budget Assumptions "?. I am only left to wonder if re-constituted
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More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a range of speakers discuss cutting-edge technologies in the dairy industry, for what is set to be a vibrant and inspiring event.
30 May 17 More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a...
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...