Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia

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Sustainable autumn milk production Hines @ Harrisville

The strategies used by the Hines to maintain consistent milk production during the challenging autumn period when heat and humidity pose the greatest challenge include:

  • Effective shade shed over feed pad to minimise overheating
  • Maximise feed quality with good quality barley silage fed in late summer/autumn
  • Adding Betaine to feed to reduce heat stress effects
  • An even calving pattern
  • Calving heifers and young cows to produce milk in summer
  • Brown Swiss genes have been introduced to reduce heat stress and improve butterfat

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