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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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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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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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Adapting WestVic dairy farms to climate change

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

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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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Adapting Gippsland dairy farms to climate change

Adapting Gippsland 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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Calving pattern in a variable climate

Calving pattern in a variable climate Milking 200 cows at Airly in the Macalister Irrigation District has given Kane Smolenaars some significant management challenges as irrigation water has become less reliable over the last 10 years. This case study explores [...]

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Feeding cows in a variable climate

Feeding cows in a variable climate The key points include: Long term records show a decline in rainfall for the Yarram area Despite the changes, perennial ryegrass will continue to be the main forage source Strategic use of supplement including [...]

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Managing the changing climate

Managing the changing climate The strategies used by the Tracy’s to maintain consistent milk production during the challenging presented by a changing climate include: Autumn calving Making energy savings in the dairy Installing a feedpad to allow a wide range [...]

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Reducing emissions on WA dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on WA 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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