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DairyFeedbase is one of the dairy industry’s leading innovation programs. It is designed to revolutionise feedbase management on Australian dairy farms.

A joint venture between Dairy Australia, Gardiner Dairy Foundation and Agriculture Victoria, DairyFeedbase was launched in 2018 and uses the latest technology and bioscience to significantly improve on-farm profitability.

The project has the potential to see returns to the industry of $100 million a year in 10 years.

Farmers can expect DairyFeedbase to deliver easy-to-use digital tools and real-time information to improve decision-making in the paddock and strategically allocate feed at an individual cow level.

More information about DairyFeedbase is available on the website or on the DairyFeedbase leaflet.

First 100 Days

First 100 Days is an individual cow-level feeding project. The project aims to assist farmers to deliver the right feed for the right cow, to better supplement cows at peak lactation, improve productivity and animal health and identify early metabolic issues.

Farmers can expect:

  • New approaches to allocate feed at an individual cow level
  • Improved feed efficiencies to benefit overall farm economic performance

Pasture Smarts, Smart Feeding and Feeding Cool Cows

DairyFeedbase is conducting three herd-level feeding projects:

  • Pasture Smarts
  • Smart Feeding
  • Feeding Cool Cows

These projects will assist farmers with modern, user-friendly tools designed to automate pasture measurement, leading to more pasture grazed, managed and conserved on Australian dairy farms. It will also help to better supplement cows at peak lactation and develop diets so cows can withstand Australia’s hot weather conditions.

Farmers can expect:

  • New feeding strategies during hot weather
  • New targets for genetic selection to breed cows for Australian conditions
  • Powerful tools to save time and simplify decision making
  • Increased pasture productivity on your farm

Future Forage Value Index

Future Forage Value Index is a cultivar selection project which will boost the quality of data within Dairy Australia’s Forage Value Index so farmers can make even better cultivar selection decisions for their farms.

Farmers can expect:

  • More confident selection of pasture varieties
  • A focus in varieties with 20% more productivity

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