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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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Focus on Feeding

Focus on feeding Objective of the Event This event was held to give farmers a chance to learn about how the Singletons manage their successful dairy operation; what led them to make the change to the drylot system, their focus [...]

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Alternative Winter Forages for a variable climate guide

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) [...]

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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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Clearing the carbon confusion

Clearing the carbon confusion Objective of the event To provide participants with a better understanding of the new Carbon Tax and Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) policies, how they may impact on dairy farms and what opportunities are possible. Reflections on [...]

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Dairy cows in drylots

Dairy cows in drylots Objective of the event Dairy farms in the Murray Dairy region have fed more conserved and/or purchased fodder as a result of drought and reduced water allocations. Field days were held at two farms where a [...]

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Succeeding through the seasons – strategies from four southern Riverina dairy farms

Succeeding through the seasons – strategies from four southern Riverina dairy farms Objective of the event Murray Dairy’s Future Ready Dairy Systems project is exploring the strategies that four leading Riverina farms have employed to grow their dairy businesses despite [...]

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What should Murray Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Murray 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 [...]

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