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.
South Australian dairy farmers are turning to diesel generators and power price brokers as they batten down against more crippling increases in energy costs.
Running beef and sheep has suited South Australian dairy farmers Bill and Therese Fiebiger for years, but it’s proven particularly helpful over the past 18 months.
Australian milk production for the 2016/17 season totalled a little over 9000 million litres compared to the 9680 million litres produced during the 2015/16 season, a fall of 6.9%.
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.
A FLATTER pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
Innovative farming ideas, practical skills and first-hand experience in large-scale dairy farming are key learning areas for South African Ntsikelelo Baleni, as he spends the year working on a dairy farm in Mount Gambier, writes Liz Rymill.