Gippsland Regional Soil Forum Objectives of the Event WGCMA and Dairy Australia have put together 9 you tube clips from the 2011 Regional Soil Forum. The information contained is a valuable guide for farmers, industry and agency service providers . [...]
Alternative Winter Forages for a variable climate guide A selection guide for Victorian dairy farmers On dairy farms, forages are thought about in a very different way today than they might have been in the past. Forages (pastures and crops) [...]
Feedbase opportunities with Chicory Objective of the event To assist farmers understand chicory as a part of their farming system To understand how chicory can be of benefit given climate variability To share knowledge from farmers who are using chicory [...]
Experiences with feedpads on Gippsland dairy farms Objective of the event To discuss the place of feed pad in South Gippsland’s dairy farm systems To show case dairy feed pads, allowing farmers to learn from one another To understand how [...]
What should Gippsland Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change? Conclusions from Confidence to Grow In 2008 Dairy Australia funded a package of work called “Confidence to Grow” to rapidly build up industry knowledge about climate change and climate challenges. The [...]
Wet weather management – planning the recovery This fact sheet explores the process of getting your farm back to full productivity following an extended period of wet weather and the associated damage to pastures. Key points include: Prioritise your main [...]
Wet weather management ideas Based on the experiences from their 750 cow operation at Stony Creek in South Gippsland, Peter and Catherine Hanrahan help dairy farmers explore this issues associated with wet weather management, including: People issues Stock management issues [...]
How much water do I need/use on farm? This fact sheets helps dairy farmers calculate their water requirements for: Stock drinking water Dairy shed washdown and equipment cleaning Incidental water use Water sourcing options are also briefly explored. Download document.
Managing farm finances on the roller coaster ride John outlines his dairy farm management philosophy and explains/explores: Variations in milk price Variations in seasonal climate Labour costs How to internally counter these external variations A simple farm check list to [...]
Riding the dairy rollercoaster Colin explains/explores: Things that can and can’t be controlled Income, cash flow and debt considerations His list of do’s and don’ts to make a dairy farming business succeed through good and tough times Download document.