Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:47

Staff step up under new management structure

A restructured management approach that has put more onus on staff is paying dividends for farm managers Isaac and Michelle Johnstone.

Published in General News
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

We're getting close to the peak of the production season in southern Australia, in one of the most tumultuous periods in the recent history of the industry. In the past 18 months, an unprecedented volume of milk has moved between major dairy companies in a short space of time, and most likely has some way to go yet, as the aftershocks of the major step-down in milk prices towards the end of the 2015-16 season continue to reverberate.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:20

Situation & Outlook: World moves slowly

Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report will be released tomorrow, during what’s shaping up as a period of recovery for the Australian dairy industry amidst a noisy corporate and policy environment.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 September 2017 10:14

Barn a boon for Echuca dairy

Steve Hawken looks at the construction of a deep straw compost barn on his Echuca dairy farm as an investment in the future of his business.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:06

Bigger not always better in Canada

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.

Published in Management
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

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.

Published in Management

While the world market for dairy products is in much better shape going into the 2017/18 southern production season, there are still a few risks that may weaken milk prices for Southern Australian dairy farmers.

Published in Agribusiness
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
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