Category Archives: Cows

Getting a grip on Dairy farm GHG emmisions

In 2010 we undertook our first analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from our dairy farm. To do this we used the industry developed tool DGAS. DGAS software is intended to give the user an understanding of the greenhouse gases emitted … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day

It’s Australia Day in the Australian Year of the Farmer. What great day to recognise what an amazing job Australian farmers do producing food and fibre. Aussie farmers feed between 60 and 80 million people world wide, are world leaders … Continue reading

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Summer mornings

I don’t know how many times I have had the conservation. ‘You’re a dairy farmer, all those wet cold early mornings, that must be tough.’ I won’t deny some mornings I’d rather stay in bed. But, l’m a dairy farmer … Continue reading

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Dairy farmers have reduce methane emissions by 28% since 1980

As a farmer sometimes it feels like non farmers think of us as slow country folk who still farm as our forefathers did or profit driven, chemical lovin, nutters who care for nothing but our back pocket. The reality for … Continue reading

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Lights cameras action

I spent some time on the other side of the camera yesterday. We had a film crew here who were doing a series of stories for DAFF (Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) on the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emission’s from … Continue reading

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Squirt the Picasso cow at Foster Primary School

Our local primary school at Foster has been involved in a fantastic educational program about the dairy industry Picasso Cows. The students have had a great time decorating “Squirt” the cow, had visits from farmers and now have a better … Continue reading

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Herd test time again!

One of those farm chores that seem to come around all to quickly is herd test. Eight times a year we collect a sample of every cow in the herd to help us understand more about the milk every cow … Continue reading

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Great Swiss milk add

Great series of adds produced by Swiss milk, they have been making them for years. milk boosts your day The collection can be found at http://www.swissmilk.ch

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Our Magic Day has arrived??

  Our “Magic Day” has arrived, well I think it has.  The magic day for pasture based dairy farmers is the day in spring when the grass starts grow faster than the cows can eat it (growth is in excess … Continue reading

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Technology assists with pasture management

For years I have toyed with the idea of an automatic gate opener to let the milking cows out of their paddock to walk home to the dairy for milking time. I have even in the past tried leaving an … Continue reading

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