Keeping dry cows cool lifts returns

Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA Heat Stress Management Workshop at Meningie in South Australia.
Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA Heat Stress Management Workshop at Meningie in South Australia.
At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
31 Jan 19 At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
22 Jan 19 Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
31 Dec 18 A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
03 Dec 18 Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
17 Oct 18 FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
27 Jul 18 Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
24 Jul 18  1 A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
23 May 18 Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
15 May 18 A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 May 18 A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
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
13 Feb 18 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
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.
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.
Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
02 Oct 17 Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy herds.
25 Jul 17 DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy...
Different antibiotics work in different ways
Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance
Some antibiotics work against each other
24 Jul 17 Different antibiotics work in different ways Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance Some antibiotics work against each other
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).
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.
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...
A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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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
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
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...