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.
Russell and Stuart both manage family farms milking about 450 cows in a rotary dairy without automatic cup removers.
RECENTLY, I dropped one of the family cars into the service centre in the morning for what I expected to be a normal routine service.
SOME of our dairy regions have experienced a wet winter for the first time in a number of years, and many farms have found it a test of their patience as well as a test of their infrastructure and systems.
“WE work really hard to get the cell count down, and then it just takes off on us, and we don't seem to be able to stop it."