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Dairy Australia launches ‘Our Farm, Our Plan’

Dairy Australia launches ‘Our Farm, Our Plan’ to help farms improve business performance and manage risk

Dairy Australia is rolling-out a new farm business management initiative called ‘Our Farm, Our Plan’, which is designed to help farmers identify long term goals, improve business performance and manage volatility. Read more

22/01/2020, 9:18AM

Sponsor WA Dairy Innovation Day 2020

Sponsor WA Dairy Innovation Day 2020

Expose your business to the largest gathering of dairy farmers and industry service providers in Western Australia on 21 May 2020. Read more

21/01/2020, 13:41PM

Bush fire updates

Upper Murray Bushfire updates

Information about current conditions Read more

17/01/2020, 14:22PM

Funding applications now open

Funding applications now open

Funding applications are now open for the DairyTas Focus Farm program, the Tamar Action Grants program and the Landcare Action Grants Program. Read more

17/01/2020, 9:26AM

Take the Summer Farm Strategy self-assessment to make the most of the milk price

Take the Summer Farm Strategy self-assessment to make the most of the milk price

‘My Summer Farm Strategy’ is one way for farmers to access factsheets and resources specific to their operation to make the most of the milk price this season. Read more

14/01/2020, 15:37PM

Support for farmers affected by bushfires

Support for farmers affected by bushfires

Significant fire events across the country are directly affecting dairy farmers and their operations. We are working with state dairy farmer organisations, government agriculture departments, dairy processing companies and local community services to provide coordinated support to those affected. Read more

13/01/2020, 10:00AM

Hay and grain prices firm following bushfires

Hay and grain prices firm following bushfires

Dairy Australia’s January Hay and Grain Reports shows feed prices have firmed in nearly all regions, with demand from fire affected regions adding to ongoing demand from the prevailing drought in many areas. Read more

10/01/2020, 16:38PM

Cow parking for bushfire-affected farms

Cow parking for bushfire-affected farms

Dairy farms impacted by bushfires may need to temporarily relocate milking cows to an alternative farm where they can continue to be milked. This can be a short term emergency arrangement or a longer term business agreement. Read more

10/01/2020, 11:00AM

Supporting fire affected communities

Supporting fire affected communities

Ways you can contribute through donations, goods and in-kind support Read more

06/01/2020, 13:29PM

Funding opportunities and support programs Dec 2019

Funding opportunities and support programs

An updated guide for dairy farmers in the Murray Dairy region Find it here.

23/12/2019, 14:45PM

Transitioning to Temporary Feed Areas

Transitioning to Temporary Feed Areas

Getting the set-up of your feeding area right has benefits for herd health and productivity. Read more.

23/12/2019, 14:31PM

Effluent system upgrades surge

Effluent system upgrades surge

Hot and dry conditions have helped Western Dairy’s effluent management project, DairyCare, to pick up speed with several system upgrades underway at farms across the South West region. Read more

20/12/2019, 20:33PM

Cows Create Careers winners

Cows Create Careers winners

Congratulations to Cressy District High School and Scotch Oakburn College on winning the junior school category in the 2019 Cows Create Careers project. This innovative Dairy Australia project which saw students raising three week old calves. Read more

19/12/2019, 11:07AM

WA Dairy Innovation Day 2020

WA Dairy Innovation Day 2020

Get set for the biggest annual gathering of Western Australian dairy farmers and dairy industry stakeholders – Dairy Innovation Day 2020. Read more

13/12/2019, 22:03PM

Mixed picture for dairy farm profitability according December report

Mixed picture for dairy farm profitability according to regional feed and water availability

Many dairy farms in southern Australia are experiencing a favourable season with strong farmgate milk prices and good pasture conditions, while farmers in northern areas continue to face drought and high feed and water costs - according to Dairy Australia’s December Situation and Outlook. Read more

11/12/2019, 9:00AM

Dairy Australia appoints new Board Directors

Dairy Australia appoints new Board Directors at 2019 AGM

Dairy Australia members today elected three candidates to the Board at the organisation’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Lardner Park near Warragul in Gippsland, Victoria. Read more

29/11/2019, 13:14PM

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Initiatives

Dairy biosecurity

Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.

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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