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

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

Published in Animal Health

Succession planning can be perceived as “who gets what when” but successful succession is more about business continuation.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 June 2017 09:47

How clean is your calf shed?

A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removal of soiled bedding and thorough cleaning of the calf shed. Ideally this should be done as soon as possible after the last calf leaves the shed.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:33

Never miss a calving with Moocall

A simple device underpinned by a complex algorithm can alert farmers via text message that a cow will calve within one hour.

Published in Animal Health
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