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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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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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Getting Fertiliser Management Right

Getting Fertiliser Management Right Objectives of the Event Getting the right balance between input costs, production returns and environmental outcomes is a balancing act.  Case study of how John and Wendy Wilson “Beaufield” have approached their fertiliser management, plus discussion [...]

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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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NZs approach to GHG emissions and climate change impacts on farm

NZ’s approach to GHG emissions and climate change impacts on farm Objective of the event The Tasmanian Dairy Conference is one of the largest dairy industry events in Tasmania.  FRDS sponsored Ron Pellows from Lincoln Uni Dairy Farm to give [...]

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FRDS stand at Agfest

FRDS stand at Agfest Objective of the event Engage with a broad range of dairy industry stakeholders and the general public about dairying and climate change issues.  To do this, we had a FRDS quiz with the winner receiving $1,000 [...]

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What should Tasmanian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change

What should Tasmanian 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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