Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:21

To tube or not to tube?

Research has shown that dairy calves should be actively fed good quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth in order to benefit in the short and long term.

Published in Animal Health
Monday, 20 March 2017 10:36

MG appoints John Spark as Chair

Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier in John Spark as Chairman of the co-op, less than a month after flagging the idea in its half-year financial report.

Published in General News
Sunday, 19 March 2017 11:05

Seasonal strategy is more than Good Luck

Proven resilience from a mix of pad feeding and pastures has set a Brisbane Valley dairy farming family for the next generation.

Published in Management
Friday, 17 March 2017 10:19

You have to admit, it's built Ford tough

I know you’ve been hanging out for an update on the Ford 7700, purchased before Christmas on something between a whim and a brain fade.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:09

Keep one eye on the horizon

Those with an ear to global dairy markets have noticed an unwelcome change in the last few weeks, as the bullish sentiment that propelled commodity prices significantly higher in late 2016 begins to fray.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:07

Competing in a post-truth world

The 2016 US presidential election and Brexit vote brought a serious reality into our lounge rooms and onto our computer screens:  the plague of fake news swaying society in a post-truth world.    

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:01

Watchdog to focus on risk allocation

Dairy farmers pushed for changes to risk allocation, pricing structures and timing at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission forums around the country.

Published in General News

WITH blackouts across South Australia’s electricity system both this year and last, it could be said the state is the canary in the coal mine when it comes to the challenges of Australia’s energy system.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:10

Herd size rises in China

DESPITE THEIR large herd sizes China is still a long way from becoming self-sufficient in dairy and it is highly unlikely it ever will, says Matthew Smith, Alltech’s vice-president Asia Pacific.

Published in General News

Southern Australian dairy farmers are being urged to replenish their paddocks after a long growing season of high pasture yields.

Published in Management
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TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.

Milking it - Ice cream for dogs

EFFORTS to extend the market for dairy know no bounds, with an American company The Bear and The Rat, creating a yoghurt-based ice cream for dogs.