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Succeeding through the seasons – strategies from four southern Riverina dairy farms

Succeeding through the seasons – strategies from four southern Riverina dairy farms Objective of the event Murray Dairy’s Future Ready Dairy Systems project is exploring the strategies that four leading Riverina farms have employed to grow their dairy businesses despite [...]

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What should Murray Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Murray Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change? Conclusions from Confidence to Grow In 2008 Dairy Australia funded a package of work called “Confidence to Grow” to rapidly build up industry knowledge about climate change and climate challenges. The [...]

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Going against the flow- grass fed dairy system

Going against the flow- grass fed dairy system A continued reduction in irrigation allocations for the lower Murray Irrigation areas in South Australia has pushed many dairy farms to cease operations or to convert to total mixed ration systems. However, [...]

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Dohnt Family Trust Mixed Ration System

Dohnt Family Trust Mixed Ration System A continued reduction in irrigation allocation meant that the Dohnt’s Murray Bridge dairying property could no longer sustain its milking herd with its extensive pasture system, so they investigated the viability of an intensive [...]

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Adapting to change: Milking the benefits

Adapting to change: Milking the benefits Prior to 2005 David and Karen Altman were farming off 142-hectares of swamp irrigation on South Australia’s River Murray at Toora. By 2005, SA Water purchased their entire irrigation land because it was close [...]

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What should Queenland dairy farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Queensland Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change? Conclusions from Confidence to Grow In 2008 Dairy Australia funded a package of work called “Confidence to Grow” to rapidly build up industry knowledge about climate change and climate challenges.  The [...]

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Succeeding through the seasons – Acocks

Succeeding through the seasons – Acocks Three years of zero water allocation led to the Acocks family increasing the proportion of annual pasture grown on the farm. The key changes to their operation include: A mixed ration fed is fed [...]

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Succeeding through the seasons Part 1 – Singleton

Succeeding through the seasons Part 1 – Singleton There has been a steady decline in rainfall over this period and irrigation allocations have been low and variable. The Singleton’s have responded by: More land has been purchased to increase the [...]

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Succeeding through the seasons Part 1 – Lostroh

Succeeding through the seasons Part 1 – Lostroh There has been a steady decline in rainfall over this period and irrigation allocations have been low leading to many changes in the Lostroh’s farming system. The key changes to their operation [...]

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Succeeding through the seasons Part 2 – Kydd

Succeeding through the seasons Part 2 – Kydd There has been a steady decline in rainfall over this period and irrigation allocations have been low leading to many changes in the Kydd’s farming system. The key points from their operation [...]

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