Dairy farmer update - autumn 2014

Play the video above to get an update on the latest dairy news and developments from Dairy Australia Managing Director Ian Halliday

Key tools, publications and info for autumn 2014

Autumn pasture management – the focus is on pasture renovation and choosing what to sow

> Pasture renovation & decision making (3030 Perennial ryegrass managament Page 2 (PDF) 

The pros and cons of different grass options

> Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for the use of perennial ryegrass on southern Australian dairy farms Page 1 (PDF) 

Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS) - Collecting better data

The ADHIS Australia’s Greatest Farm Walk 2014 is underway highlighting the need for farmers to have a say on the future direction of Australia’s national dairy herd via the National Breeding Objective (NBO) Survey. Click here to complete the survey 

New reports now available 

The Dairy Farm Monitor Report for NSW and the latest report from the Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme are now available. These reports provide farmers comparative insights on profitability, solvency and efficiency.

> Dairy Farm Monitor Report NSW 2012/13

> Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme  Report 2012/13 Page 1 (PDF)

Apply for a free on-farm energy assessment and save $$$

Becoming more energy efficient is a good way of saving money.  Dairy Australia is helping you do this by delivering on-farm energy assessments.

> Free energy assessments for your farm

Funding of up to $3000 for discussion groups

Discussion groups are a proven way to share knowledge and information and Dairy Australia will provide funding of up to $3000 for 90 discussion groups throughout Australia’s dairy regions during the next three years. Contact your Regional Development Program or Dairy Australia Extension Coordinator if you want to apply for funding.

> Dairy regions

Two Legendairy TV commercials return to the airwaves nationally this month. The commercials are again being paired with national radio coverage in regional and urban areas through Hamish and Andy’s 3pm driver’s seat. So keep your radio tuned in and your TV on for more Legendairy in 2014. You can also follow Legendairy updates on Facebook and Twitter.

For more on Legendairy visit www.legendairy.com.au.