The business-driven attitude that drove Peter and Fiona Musson when they started dairying 21 years ago still drives their decisions today.
Holstein bull Calister Maebull has been in demand since he received his first ABV in April but to breeder, Craig Lister, the more pleasing aspect is the sire’s contribution to his end goal.
It’s fair to say Jindivick farmer Ben Elliott has had a bit on his plate and he’s now looking forward to capitalising on his work.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better for Canadian dairy farmer Cregg Nicoll, who is constantly assessing his farm in a bid to find the optimal number of cows and maximise production from them.
Russell and Mary Hussey like to be hands-on when it comes to protecting the health of their herd and ensuring they produce top quality milk.
Running beef and sheep has suited South Australian dairy farmers Bill and Therese Fiebiger for years, but it’s proven particularly helpful over the past 18 months.
The first step to achieving premium milk quality starts almost two years before a heifer is first milked, according to Drouin South farmers Sean Allen and Jen Clough.
Dairy farmer Alex Huisman is no stranger to milking three times a day. However, he fine-tuned the process, adding a third milking for 84 high production cows from his herd of 150 head.
A horror season has severely tested the resilience of the last surviving family dairy in the Harden district in southern inland NSW.
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.
Over the past 20 years the climate has changed at Karrinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler’s farm in Crossley in south-west Victoria and the paddocks have changed with it.
DataGene – the dairy industry’s new organisation to drive herd improvement – is releasing two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
Proven resilience from a mix of pad feeding and pastures has set a Brisbane Valley dairy farming family for the next generation.
Southern Australian dairy farmers are being urged to replenish their paddocks after a long growing season of high pasture yields.
Converting a second farm for dairying, breeding up the expansion milking herd and commissioning a new grain ration mill made for a big 2016 for Queensland farmers Jason and Lisa Rozynski.
THE FIRST new dairy farm to open in the Huon Valley in more than 50 years aims to prove that small, organic farms can be financially sustainable by thinking outside the square.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers considering housing their cows should give them choices, according to a visiting Canadian animal welfare researcher.
NEW ZEALAND farmer Rex Butterworth follows a simple philosophy: keeping his cows happy and healthy.
WHEN Fredrick Oesch founded SwissLane Dairy in Alto, Michigan in USA on 36ha in 1915, his family farm was “out in the country,” and the concept of being a good community neighbor was one that was often taken for granted.
RECENTLY, I dropped one of the family cars into the service centre in the morning for what I expected to be a normal routine service.
Farmers and graziers are being encouraged to soil test this spring to identify opportunities to improve farm productivity and profitability next year.
THE foundations of a sustainable dairy enterprise for Darling Downs, Queensland, farmers Steve and Jenny McCarthy have been built on more than 70 years of improved Jersey genetics.
WHEN Nancy Cato wrote her book “All the Rivers Run” she could not have foreseen the situation of NW Victoria in 2011 nor 2016.
At a time when Australia’s dairy industry has been under unprecedented pressure, dairy farmers of the New South Wales Mid Coast have rallied with Hunter Local Land Services (Hunter LLS) to initiate the innovative Mid-Coast Adaptable Dairy Farming Systems Project.
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.
TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.