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Renewable Energy Options Easleas @ Dayboro

Renewable Energy Options When southeast Queensland dairy farmers Greg and Jenny Easlea started looking at energy saving options for their dairy, they had the greatest interest in new measures that would have a payback period of less than five years. [...]

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Solar hot water reduces costs in the dairy

Solar hot water reduces costs in the dairy With electricity costs set to rise by more than 60% over the next three years, Blenheim dairy farmers Mark and Joanne Seng are ensuring their business remains profitable by improving efficiencies and [...]

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Turning water into milk

Turning water into milk The Kath’s produce 1.2m litres per year from 170 cows grazing 90ha with year round calving. As Andrew says, “True water use efficiency is about turning water into milk”. The stand out result from moving to [...]

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Sustainable Autumn Milk Production

Sustainable Autumn Milk Production Objective of the event To discuss autumn milk production issues including nutrition, animal health and heat stress with experienced extension staff and other farmers. The discussion was followed by a farm walk to see first hand [...]

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Presentation from a wet weather workshop

Presentation from a wet weather workshop Wet weather, particularly extreme events poses a complex set of challenges for dairy farming. This presentation goes through the following issues and outlines some possible plans and actions to minimise the negative impacts of [...]

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Presentation of energy costs and emissions for Brasingtons at Maroon

Presentation of energy costs and emissions for Brasingtons at Maroon Rod and Leann Brasington milk 180 cows on 80 hectares of irrigated rye, clover, kikuyu and lucerne, plus 105 ha of dryland pastures. Their electricity costs around $10,000 which equates [...]

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What should Queenland dairy farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Queensland 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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Reducing emissions on Qld dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on Queensland dairy farms The Australian Government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia via putting a price on carbon emissions and by other direct measures such as the Carbon Farming Initiative and renewable energy targets. Emission [...]

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Adapting Qld dairy farms to climate change

Adapting Queensland dairy farms to climate change On-Farm Adaptation Strategies The impacts of a changing and more variable climate on dairy farming will require a range of on-farm strategies and solutions. This section identifies both positive and negative effects of [...]

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Reducing energy costs and emissions Brasingtons @ Maroon

Reducing energy costs and emissions Brasingtons @ Maroon Rod and Leann Brasington milk 180 cows on 80 hectares of irrigated rye, clover, kikuyu and lucerne, plus 105 ha of dryland pastures. Their electricity costs around $10,000 which equates to approximately [...]

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