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Targeting low cost production with the changing seasons

Targeting low cost production with the changing seasons The Framptons have been farming on the same farm for six generations and more than 150 years. The farm has grown from 320 cows some five years ago, to 440 cows on […]

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Put money and resources into water and pasture systems

Put money and resources into water and pasture systems Ashgrove farms has dairy, cropping and beef operations as well as a cheese factory. They have two adjacent farms with about 50% of the milking area irrigated. The milk requirements for […]

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Diversify to Dairying – Challenges and Opportunities

Diversify to Dairying – Challenges and Opportunities Objective of the event The new dairy farm at “Oakdene” is a committed expansion of dairying in the Midlands. We heard from farm owners, Bill & Jill Chilvers and share farmers, Grant & […]

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Smart and Simple – Innovations in Southern Tasmanian Dairying

Smart and Simple – Innovations in Southern Tasmanian Dairying Objective of the event The Derwent Valley is not a traditional dairying region, but it has an excellent water resource and some great farmers. This day highlighted some of the dairying […]

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Tasmanian Dairying in a Changing Climate

Tasmanian Dairying in a Changing Climate Objective of the event Dairy Industry presentation of findings from the Climate Futures for Tasmania research. Learn about the world first climate modelling that has been done for Tasmanian dairy regions and what it […]

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Medium Scale Wind Turbine and Solar grid connect case study

Medium Scale Wind Turbine and Solar grid connect case study The proposal looks at the feasibility of installing one Skystream 2.4 KW turbine with the possibility of installing more later or putting in one larger wind turbine and 14 meter […]

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Soils Alive – Understanding and managing soil biology on Tasmanian farms

Soils Alive – Understanding and managing soil biology on Tasmanian farms Soils Alive – Understanding and managing soil biology on Tasmanian farms has been published by the Tasmanian Dept of Primary Industries to assist landholders and other interested in soil […]

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Dairy Greenhouse gas emissions

Dairy Greenhouse gas emissions This fact sheet explores the greenhouse gas emissions from Carter’s farm in the context of the 60 farms in Tasmilk60 and the national average. Methane makes up 65% of Carter’s total emissions (56% for Tasmilk 60 […]

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Electricity use on dairy farms

Electricity use on dairy farms Key points from the presentation include: Average electricity cost per dairy farm across 40 farms was $35k (range $5k to $95k) Shed costs averaged $33/cow and irrigation pumping averaged $44/cow Electricity costs are rising significantly […]

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Irrigation pump efficiency

Irrigation pump efficiency Key points from the presentation include: Irrigation pumping is often 70-80% of total dairy farm electricity use There are big opportunities for savings on many farms The components of pumping efficiency are explained as well as how […]

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