Category Archives: Cows

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

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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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Glad to see the end of 2011 calving

Nine weeks since the start of our 2011 calving season and we can see the end of what has been a very tiring calving period. We aim to calve the entire herd down in 7 weeks but this year we … Continue reading

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