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.
"I looked at my neighbour's farm and thought, I can do that," said Rohan Bingley.
'That' was replicating the caravans used to house chooks on the neighbouring free range egg farm. Mr Bingley was looking for a solution to raise his dairy calves.
A fierce desire to grow their equity, and the unpredictability of the Bega seasons, has seen Tom and Gemma Otton take up a share farming role with Peter and Jeanette Clark at Kongwak.
It’s fair to say Jindivick farmer Ben Elliott has had a bit on his plate and he’s now looking forward to capitalising on his work.
The first step to achieving premium milk quality starts almost two years before a heifer is first milked, according to Drouin South farmers Sean Allen and Jen Clough.
WITH the low farm gate price weighing heavily on many farmers’ minds, OnFarm Consulting’s Matt Harms presented the panellists at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo recently with a curly question: does finding a niche and moving into processing of dairy products create a realistic buffer against downturns, or is it an approach riddled with risk and in danger of reaching saturation point?
RUNNING a high production 700-cow Friesian milking herd on a dryland dairy farm at Fish Creek, in a drought, would be enough to keep most people busy.
THE past month of flooding and heavy rainfall across Gippsland was topped last week with the third fall of 100mm and more last Tuesday and Wednesday.