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Our experiences with 3 in 2 milking – Grant and Melanie Rogers

  Our experiences with 3 in 2 milking – Grant and Melanie Rogers In this case study, Grant and Melanie describe what differences they’ve seen with 3 in 2 milking on:   Feet: Obviously the cows will be walking less so [...]

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High Power Use Britnells @ Koroit

High Power Use Glenn and Roma Britnell, Koroit, Victoria The Britnell’s dairy at Koroit was an early recipient of an energy assessment in 2012 as part of the Dairy Australia and Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism project ‘Smarter energy [...]

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Getting Fertiliser Management Right

Getting Fertiliser Management Right – John and Wendy Wilson John and Wendy Wilson milk 318 cows, budgeting to produce approximately 176,000kg  MS.  Using NutriMatch for nutrient budgeting has saved them over $9,000 in fertiliser costs this year. Fertiliser is a [...]

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Consistently Profitable in a Variable Climate

Consistently Profitable in a Variable Climate Leigh and Kellie Schuuring hosted 30 farmers for a Future Ready Dairy Systems field day in May 2012.    Because they farm with no irrigation, the Schuuring’s farm was a good property to look at [...]

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Self sufficiency is the key goal for the Harveys

Self sufficiency is the key goal for the Harveys In 2002, the Harvey’s dairy operation had grown to 380 cows following the construction of a 60-unit rotary and a succession of reasonable seasons. Ongoing drought conditions forced them to re-evaluate [...]

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Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply

Solar: a better solution to inadequate power supply The Dohnts undertook to upgrade their hot water supply after experiencing ongoing problems with the power supply to the dairy – the load placed by the vat, milking machine and roller mill [...]

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Targeting low cost production with the changing seasons

Targeting low cost production with the changing seasons The Framptons have been farming on the same farm for six generations and more than 150 years. The farm has grown from 320 cows some five years ago, to 440 cows on [...]

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Put money and resources into water and pasture systems

Put money and resources into water and pasture systems Ashgrove farms has dairy, cropping and beef operations as well as a cheese factory. They have two adjacent farms with about 50% of the milking area irrigated. The milk requirements for [...]

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Faster irrigation improves water use efficiency

Faster irrigation improves water use efficiency Historically, the majority of the Bryants farm was permanent pasture, but over the past 10 years, reduced water allocations have seen an increased reliance on annually sown pastures and winter cereals. A few simple [...]

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Selecting forages for a drying environment

Selecting forages for a drying environment Key lessons have been the poor survival of ryegrass over summer, that lower water allocations favour annual crops and lucerne, and that the emphasis must stay on grazed pastures for for low-cost production. Brendan [...]

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