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
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:37

Cell count trouble - but is it old or new?

I should have been expecting the phone to drop out, but it still came as a surprise when it did!

Published in Animal Health

Russell and Stuart both manage family farms milking about 450 cows in a rotary dairy without automatic cup removers.

Published in Animal Health
Monday, 14 November 2016 14:06

What is the price of risk?

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.  

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:45

Tips to weather the mastitis storm

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. 

Published in Animal Health
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 09:49

Don’t skimp on the details at milking

“WE work really hard to get the cell count down, and then it just takes off on us, and we don't seem to be able to stop it."

Published in Animal Health
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