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High Power Use Britnells @ Koroit

High Power Use Glenn and Roma Britnell, Koroit, Victoria The Britnell’s dairy at Koroit was an early recipient of an energy assessment in 2012 as part of the Dairy Australia and Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism project ‘Smarter energy […]

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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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What should Western Victorian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Western Victorian 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.  […]

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Climate Risk Matrix Workshop

Climate Risk Matrix Workshop Objective of the event The workshop examined a risk management framework (developed by Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation) which can be used to assess climate change impacts.  The risk matrix is a process […]

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Better Use of Effluent & Fertilisers – Dryland Dairy Farms

Better Use of Effluent & Fertilisers – Dryland Dairy Farms Objective of the event The event showcased Andrew & Linda’s composting system and how they managed effluent and fertilisers efficiently on their dryland dairy farm. Visitors to the farm field […]

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Better Use of Effluent and Fertilisers on an Irrigated Dairyfarm

Better Use of Effluent and Fertilisers on an Irrigated Dairyfarm Objective of the event The main objective of the field day was to show what farmers are doing to prepare themselves for an uncertain future in light of variable weather […]

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Saving Energy in the Dairy Field Day

Saving Energy in the Dairy Field Day Objective of the event This event aimed to showcase energy saving ideas and installations in the dairy. Guest speakers were on hand to discuss the savings that can be made by adjusting dairy […]

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More than just hot air

More than just hot air Objective of the event To update farmers and service providers on the latest carbon emissions policy and related research. Quotes and Feedback from Attendees Feedback highlighted that 95% of participants rated the workshop as great […]

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Creating energy from effluent project

Creating energy from effluent project This is the first newsletter from the Creating Energy from Effluent Project that is operating at DemoDAIRY, a community owned farm near Terang in Western Victoria.  The project is supported by the Rural Industries Research […]

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Evaluating alternative fertilisers and biological products for pastures and crops

Evaluating alternative fertilisers and biological products for pastures and crops There is growing farmer interest in using alternative nutrient sources and biological soil enhancers instead of traditional manufactured fertiliser to improve productivity and soil ‘health’.  The Woady Yaloak catchment group […]

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