Executive director of the Global Dairy Platform, Donald Moore, recently told an Australian audience that the biggest future threat to the world dairy industry could be synthetic milk.
"I looked at my neighbour's farm and thought, I can do that," said Rohan Bingley.
'That' was replicating the caravans used to house chooks on the neighbouring free range egg farm. Mr Bingley was looking for a solution to raise his dairy calves.
It is only a tiny part of your milking plant, and it can sometimes be very unobtrusively placed, but it is critical to the ability of your milking plant to function correctly.
Oral rehydration solutions, commonly known as electrolytes, are considered the mainstay of treatment for calf diarrhoea or any dehydration due to disease.
THE future reproductive and lactation performance of your herd relies on the optimal management of heifers from birth.
SOME of our dairy regions have experienced a wet winter for the first time in a number of years, and many farms have found it a test of their patience as well as a test of their infrastructure and systems.
A New Zealand study of milk supplied to Fonterra over a five year period has found that average bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC) has substantially declined.