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Many animal welfare issues are integrated into the industry's extension and training programs.

Industry extension and training program 

  • Cool Cows: An extension project to help dairy farmers manage the risk of heat stress in their herds.
  • FutureDairy: Assesses animal behaviour in voluntary (automatic) milking systems.
  • InCalf: Helps farmers improve the fertility of their dairy herds, reducing the need for intervention such as calving induction.
  • Countdown: Helps dairy farmers manage mastitis in their herds, thereby improving herd health and milk quality.
  • DataGene: The Australian dairy industry's independent genetic evaluation service.
  • On-farm QA programs: Ensure farmers have processes in place to manage herd health and welfare risks.
  • Regional Development Programs: Provide access to local networks and service providers such as vets to deliver lameness workshops and calf rearing days for farmers.
  • The People in Dairy: Project that addresses the capability and skills of dairy workers though improved training on farms, recruitment, induction and supervision of staff.

Initiatives

Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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