Dairy farmer update - autumn 2016

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 2016

After the dry, making the most of autumn pastures

Richard Romano: “First, farmers should carefully assess their paddocks to determine pasture health. Quick action needs to be taken if pasture has thinned out.”

After a dryer than normal summer over most of the country’s dairy regions, make the most of the autumn rains. In a short podcast Dairy Australia’s Program Manager for Feedbase and Animal Nutrition, Richard Romano shares some expert tips on making the best pasture.

If your region is still experiencing dry conditions, here are some more resources:

Take action to minimise lameness - new website

Most types of lameness in cattle can be prevented by good stockmanship, attention to herd nutrition and maintenance of yards and laneways. Find out more at the Healthy Hooves website:

Good Bulls App now live

The Good Bulls App gives you detailed ABVs of over 20,000 bulls at your fingertips. Download for iPhone and Android from our website here, and listen to a short podcast with Sarah Saxton of ADHIS who explains the benefits:

Dairy Australia’s body condition scoring app is also still available - a smart phone based tool for easily monitoring and managing your herd’s body condition profile.

Do you COCO?

Dairy Australia’s Cups-On-Cups-Off (COCO) course is a ‘must-do’ for all milking staff.


For further information phone the National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE) 1300 062 332.


Countdown Shed Guides and free aprons

Get your Countdown Shed Guides and free high-quality milking aprons (two per farm) – available online


More than 1,000 people have signed up for DairyBase since May 2015. Can you afford not to? View a webinar and an Expert User Guide.

Fact sheets and publications - Compost

Dairy Australia has a number of fact sheets and links to information to help your business including:

New Legendairy TV ad campaign

The new Legendairy campain focuses on young mothers with children, taking a tongue-in-cheek approach.