Monday, 16 October 2017 14:34

Are your milking practices "normal"?

Recent milking time visits to a number of different dairy sheds have reminded me that “normal” means different things to different people.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:33

Shelter leads to more pasture, more cows

Panmure dairy farmer Simon Rea has lifted herd size from 400 to 540 head and is growing 10% more pasture due to the cow shelter installed on his Panmure farm three years ago.

Published in Management

Rokeby sharefarmers Kevin and Siahn Lebrocq, and John and Gwen Foord, have been named in the Top 100 farmers in the 2017 Dairy Australia Countdown Milk Quality Awards for the second successive year.

Published in Management

“I culled the 10 highest cell count cows and the cell count didn’t change – not at all!”

Published in Animal Health
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 09:02

It is tiny, but it is important

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.

Published in Animal Health

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
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

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

Published in Animal Health

Drying-off for the spring calving cows is now fast approaching.

Published in Animal Health
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:32

Research towards a vaccine for mastitis

Ground breaking research towards the development of a vaccine for bovine mastitis is about to get underway in a Brisbane laboratory.

Published in Animal Health
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