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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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Smarter Energy Use

Smarter energy use on Australian dairy farms Project Summary In 2012, Dairy Australia received $1 million in funding from the Department of Industry and Science to deliver the project ‘Smarter energy use on Australian dairy farms’, aimed at helping dairy farmers […]

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Clearing the Carbon Confusion

Clearing the Carbon Confusion Carbon and farming is a complex issue. This 4 page fact sheet provides a snapshot of the key points for farmers – note that it’s a large file, and may take 30 sec to download… Download the ‘Clearing […]

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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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Clearing the Carbon Confusion

Clearing the Carbon Confusion Objectives of Event What does climate change and carbon policy actually mean for dairy farmers? David Griffin (DPIV Policy Manager) and Neil Baker (Macalister Demonstration Farm) discussed responses to the impact of carbon pricing and options […]

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Irrigating the Pasture, Powering the Dairy

Irrigating the Pasture, Powering the Dairy Objectives of the Event A FRDS field day was held at Ashgrove Farms “Hawthorn” property to officially launch the farm’s mini hydro scheme. This mini hydro is Tasmania’s first grid connect mini-hydro scheme running […]

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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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Consistently Profitable in a Variable Climate

Consistently Profitable in a Variable Climate Objective of the Event How good and how bad could the seasons be and how do we cope? (Richard Rawnsley, dairy researcher, TIA) What are the key management issues and strategies used to ensure […]

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Watts in the Dairy Shed

Watts in the Dairy Shed Objectives of Event These events were aimed at: giving farmers strategies to reduce the energy consumption of their existing dairy plant, and when considering future equipment purchases, how to prioritise which of the various energy […]

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Nutrients, Manure and Composting

Nutrients, Manure and Composting Objectives of the Event To discuss strategies for making better use of nutrients in manure from the dairy or drylot as well as spoilt fodder. Reflections on the Event A large crowd of over 70 farmers […]

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