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Water management and licensing

Water management and licensing The fact sheet: Explains the definitions for different water types/sources/uses Provides a list of contact details for water management and catchment authorities in Gippsland Download factsheet.

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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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Irrigation Efficiency Field Day

Irrigation Efficiency Field Day Objective of the event Enable irrigators to increase efficiency in grass based pasture systems Reflections on the Event Attendees learnt from the 1st hand experience of Northern Victorian Dairy Farmer Graeme Sprunt, Vic DPI Dairy Extension […]

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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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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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Power bills and energy efficiency for irrigation

Power bills and energy efficiency for irrigation Key points from the presentation include: Do the obvious stuff first – hours of off-peak, auto start timers What are the main opportunities to reduce power consumption and costs Potential savings from a […]

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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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Sustainable autumn milk production Rodericks @ Harrisville

Sustainable autumn milk production Rodericks @ Harrisville The strategies used by the Roderick family to maintain consistent milk production during the challenging autumn period when low dry matter intake (due to heat stress and low forage quality) is hard to […]

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