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.
Recent milking time visits to a number of different dairy sheds have reminded me that “normal” means different things to different people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their “annual holiday”.