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iDairy

iDairy Objectives of Event iDairy is a multi-faceted project consisting of an overseas study tour, development of a documentary, a special dinner documentary premiere, plus the development of a short film to be launched on various platforms in conjunction with [...]

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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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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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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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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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Reducing emissions on WestVic dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on WestVic 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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Reducing emissions on Gippsland dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on Gippsland 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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