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Adapting Western Australian dairy farms to climate change

Adapting WA 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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Dairy cows in drylots

Dairy cows in drylots Objective of the event Dairy farms in the Murray Dairy region have fed more conserved and/or purchased fodder as a result of drought and reduced water allocations. Field days were held at two farms where a [...]

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Feeding cows in a variable climate – Calving Dates & Forage Options

Feeding cows in a variable climate – Calving Dates & Forage Options Objective of the event To highlight the variable climate in the Yarram region To demonstrate a feeding adaptation to the variable climate To explore feeding options in the [...]

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Sustainable Autumn Milk Production

Sustainable Autumn Milk Production Objective of the event To discuss autumn milk production issues including nutrition, animal health and heat stress with experienced extension staff and other farmers. The discussion was followed by a farm walk to see first hand [...]

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TMR System and Shed Design

TMR System and Shed Design Objective of the event To provide farmers information on TMR systems particularly shed design and system benefits. Reflections on the Event John Shaap from Visalia California has wide ranging experience in TMR system design effectively [...]

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Reducing emissions on Tasmanian dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on Tasmanian 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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Dairy cattle feedlot and feed pad development planning and assessment guide

Dairy cattle feedlot and feed pad development planning and assessment guide Establishing a dairy cattle feedlot of feed pad requires a considerable effort to understand and meet all the regulatory requirements. This simple guide covers: The current regulatory situation Where [...]

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Facility design for a SA dairy (TMR) feeding system

Facility design for a SA dairy (TMR) feeding system John Schaap, a Californian agricultural engineer who specialises in the design of feedlot dairies prepared this presentation. It covers: An outline of the Californian dairy industry Factors affecting the choice between [...]

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Reducing emissions on SA dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on SA 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 South Australian dairy farms to climate change

Adapting SA 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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