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New tools for better heifer management.

New tools for better heifer management:

These simple calculators will help you to:

  • Check if your heifers are likely to reach their target weights
  • Estimate the extra production if your heifers reach 85% of mature cow production
  • Work out the impact of losing heifers early from your herd
  • Calculate growth rates required to achieve target heifer weights
  • Check whether your heifers' diet is likely to achieve the optimal growth rates
  • Produce a target weight chart for your own heifers

Heifers on Target Guide to growing more productive heifers(PDF, 867KB)

This guide outlines the benefits of having well-grown heifers and how best to achieve this through good nutritional management and monitoring.

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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