Dairy farmer update - spring 2015

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 spring 2015


More than 500 farmers have signed up for DairyBase since we launched it in May. Can you afford not to?

El Niño: Preparing for the worst, some DA tips

The 2015 El Niño has continued to strengthen over early August which is usually associated with below-average winter–spring rainfall over eastern Australia and above-average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country. Many dairy farmers are starting to make plans and are preparing in case conditions become dry.

Plan for profit with feed budgeting

Do you have the feed requirements of all your stock covered? It’s important to plan well before you buy. Our fact sheet and template can assist you with calculations and budgets.

Spring decisions: Closing paddocks for silage

What do you need to consider before closing paddocks for making silage? This factsheet offers some tips and suggestions:

Tools to spring into joining

Almost 3000 farmers and advisors have heard about Australia's new breeding indices in 2015 and feedback has been really positive. The Genetic Progress Report and Good Bulls Guide are practical tools that help farmers review their past breeding decisions and make effective bull selection choices.

Get a high-quality apron with your Shed Guide

DA’s Shed Guides are practical guides for prevention, monitoring and treatment of mastitis. For a limited time only, you will also receive a bonus high quality Dairy Australia milking apron when you order.

Fact sheets and publications

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

And don't forget our recent publication 'Caring for our cows', available on our website:


Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2015

Eight Legendairy Capital finalists have been announced. These towns from each of the dairy regions will now go into the running to be named Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2015.

The announcement of the winning town will be made on September 15.