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26 July 2016
View news from Australia New Way of Fertilising Pastures Helps Environment
AUSTRALIA - James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef....
18 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
12 July 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Developing Virtual Herding Technology
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has successfully obtained a grant for the development of virtual herding technology, which will fund research into managing individual grazing animals and better matching their feeding requirements with the availability of...
06 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Farmers Rewarded for Top Quality Milk
AUSTRALIA - A number of Australia’s dairy farmers have again been rewarded for producing top quality milk in the 2016 Dairy Australia Countdown Milk Quality Awards....
27 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
09 June 2016
View news from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
08 June 2016
View news from Australia Farmer Confidence Sinks as Australia's Dairy Industry Faces Tough Times
AUSTRALIA - Many Australian dairy farmers have been hard hit by the impacts of a deep and persistent trough in international dairy markets after late cuts to farmgate prices by some processors in the southern, export-focused states....
01 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Avoidance 'Reaches Dangerous Levels'
AUSTRALIA - A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular....
31 May 2016
View news from Australia How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
View news from Australia Processing Investment to Boost South Australia's Dairy Industry
AUSTRALIA - A South Australian State Government grant for a new milk processing facility in Penola is aiming to provide a boost for the local dairy industry as well as providing jobs....
24 May 2016
View news from Australia Victorian Government Unveils Dairy Support Package
AUSTRALIA - An $11.4 million support package has been made available for dairy farmers in the Australian state of Victoria....
12 May 2016
View news from Australia Shadow Ag Minister Takes Aim at Australian Government Over Dairy Crisis Response
AUSTRALIA - Following milk price cuts from Murray Goulburn, Fonterra and Lion, Australian Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has attacked Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over his response....
10 May 2016
View news from Australia Fonterra Australia Reduces Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Fonterra Australia has revised its farmgate milk price, meaning that the full 2015/16 season price will be reduced from A$5.60 per kgMS to A$5.00 per kgMS....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
24 March 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
19 February 2016
View news from Australia Drench Resistance a Growing Problem for Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A study has revealed that resistance to de-worming drugs is becoming a huge problem for many farmers....
11 February 2016
View news from Australia Keeping Dry Cows Cool Promotes Herd Productivity, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - The impacts hot weather can have on milking herds are well-known and dairy farmers throughout mainland Australia employ shade and evaporative cooling, with supporting herd management strategies, to prevent heat stress and keep their milking...
17 December 2015
View news from Australia Farmers Urged to Check Animals in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
14 December 2015
View news from Australia Cattle Methane Emissions Lower Than Previously Thought
AUSTRALIA - Methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24 per cent lower than previously estimated, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, following analysis of new Australian research data....
04 December 2015
View news from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
27 November 2015
View news from Australia Water Prices Jeopardise Australian Dairy Businesses
AUSTRALIA - The price of purchasing water in northern Victoria in Australia could result in dairy businesses becoming unviable, UK levy board AHDB Dairy has reported....
19 November 2015
View news from Australia Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
25 September 2015
View news from Australia Biosecurity Warning Issued, Australia Finds Illegal Dairy Imports
AUSTRALIA – Australian authorities are constantly on the lookout for breaches in quarantining laws, importers and the public have been warned following the discovery of an illegal dairy shipment....
18 September 2015
View news from Australia No Cow Comfort Threat from Large Dairies, Say Australians
AUSTRALIA – Increasing herd size does not necessarily imply stretched farms keeping unhappy cows but it does bring risk factors, according to a PhD study on Australian units....
18 August 2015
View news from Australia Farmer Rates Web-based Benchmarking Tool
AUSTRALIA – An online tool enabling farms to compare profit performance has been praised by a New South Wales farmer....
31 July 2015
View news from Australia China Signs Australian Health Protocol for Slaughter, Feeder Cattle
CHINA – Thriving live cattle exports from Australia to China are set for further expansion with a recent announcement on shipping cattle for finishing and butchering....
27 July 2015
View news from Australia Don’t Be the Last Cow Out of the Parlour
AUSTRALIA - Cows last into pasture from the milking parlour could be regularly eating “markedly” lower quality grass, says Australian research....
22 July 2015
View news from Australia New Cultures Tested by Australian Cheese Makers
AUSTRALIA - Australian cheese makers expect more opportunities for their business through a microbiological research project....
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