The Crole family at Simpson in south-west Victoria has made a habit of appearing in Australia’s top 100 milk quality lists, and that’s a habit they want to continue.

Published in Management

Some time ago, I used this column as a platform to subtly complain about the lack of action in translating my Farm World field day machinery purchases to actual shiny steel in my yard.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 17 July 2017 09:39

Is your 'Plan B' ready?

It really shouldn’t have been this dry - after all, it was the last week in June and it was Gippsland! In fact, the only problem we had as we walked across the designated calving paddock on that day was the icy wind which was intent on going through anything in its path rather than around it!

Published in Animal Health
Friday, 23 June 2017 15:10

Yoghurt's rainbow of flavours

I’m old enough to remember a time when there seemed to be about three flavours of yoghurt: vanilla, strawberry and, if you want to be really fancy, tropical.

Published in General News

Murray Goulburn has raised its opening price by 50c/kg milk solids to $5.20/kg barely two weeks after its initial offering of $4.70/kg.

Published in Opinion

Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their “annual holiday”.

Published in Animal Health

Succession planning can be perceived as “who gets what when” but successful succession is more about business continuation.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 June 2017 09:47

How clean is your calf shed?

A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removal of soiled bedding and thorough cleaning of the calf shed. Ideally this should be done as soon as possible after the last calf leaves the shed.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:33

Never miss a calving with Moocall

A simple device underpinned by a complex algorithm can alert farmers via text message that a cow will calve within one hour.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:23

Another lost season for farmers

Farmers have been surprised and in some cases angered by Murray Goulburn’s lower than expected opening prices, however some are adopting a measured response.

Published in General News
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TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.

Milking it - Ice cream for dogs

EFFORTS to extend the market for dairy know no bounds, with an American company The Bear and The Rat, creating a yoghurt-based ice cream for dogs.