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How Now Gippy Cow is a monthly newsletter for the Gippsland area, distributed to over 2500 people. It includes timely technical information for dairy farmers along with a calendar of coming events.

How Now Gippy Cow is a joint initiative of GippsDairy and DairyAustralia

Latest issue:

November 2018 
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 238

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Latest issue:

October 2018 
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 237

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Latest issue:

September 2018 
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 236

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August 2018 

How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 235

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July 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 234

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June 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 233

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May 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 232

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April 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 231

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March 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 230

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February 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 229

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January 2018
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 228

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Highlights include:

  • Start planning for a successful year
  • Genetics may ease heat stress
  • Are you ready for the heat?
  • Keeping NLIS records up to date
  • Dairy Carbon Calculator launched
  • Shade and shelter guide for Macalister Irrigation District
  • FBM and DairyBase training rolls out in regions
  • Creating a 'people efficient' farm
  • Flexible funding a boon for MID irrigators
  • Our GippsDairy Focus Farms update
  • February Reminders
  • Coming up this month and the months ahead - GippsDairy events calendar

December 2017
How Now Gippy Cow, Issue 227

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Highlights include:

  • Putting heat on summer pasture
  • Taking nutrition to the next level
  • Researcher profile: Vicky Russo
  • YDN making better young farmers
  • Facial Eczema Pasture Spore Monitoring Program
  • Managing wellbeing during the Festive Season
  • Financing your dairy future on your terms
  • Jindivick Focus Farm “Best Practice or Practical Farming Decisions

November 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 226 

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Highlights include:

  • Summer Nitrogen Fertiliser Responses
  • Why you shouldn't sniff your farm silage
  • Agricultural Health and Medicine scholarships are now open
  • Monthly Situation and Outlook Report
  • Nutrient retention - Benefits of the CORE 4 program
  • Introducing three new GippsDairy Board directors
  • Cope family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for December
  • Dairy events calendar

October 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 225 

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Highlights include:

  • Split calving - a deeper look
  • Your licence to dairy farm 
  • Managing accrued excessive paid annual leave
  • The hidden fire danger of hay balers
  • Monthly situation and outlook report
  • Getting a fair go on your bale costs
  • Early lactation supplements -a closer look
  • Mumford family - Focus Farms update
  • Your on-farm reminders for November
  • Dairy events calendar

September 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 224 

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Highlights include:

  • The benefits of analysing herd reproductive performance
  • How to manage your spring pasture surplus
  • How riparian management improves water quality
  • Pasture and fodder conservation specialist Frank Mickan discusses silage
  • Ronalds family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for October
  • Dairy events calendar

August 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 223 

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Highlights include:

  • Seasonal update
  • Ronalds' family - Focus Farms - 1 year on
  • Planning for a tough and dry spring
  • Talking the talk on farmer mental health
  • How to assess sub-clinical mastitis
  • Your Farm Health and Safety Checklist
  • Cope family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for September
  • Dairy events calendar

July 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 222

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Highlights include:

  • Dairy industry paying the price
  • Gippsland climate - a warm and dry winter
  • How our dairy farmers are handling the dry winter
  • Colostrum and cow health
  • Transition cow management and water quality
  • Stepping Back - the planning for succession and retirement workshop
  • Should you be paying overtime?
  • Mumford family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for August
  • Dairy events calendar

June 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 221

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Highlights include:

  • Taking another look at drying off
  • How right does repro have to be to have a profitable dairy farm?
  • Growing winter grass for less
  • Foot and mouth a border security priority
  • Attention on farmer mental health in tough times
  • Help us track beetle pests
  • Cope family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for July
  • Dairy events calendar

May 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 220

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Highlights include:

  • Steady state - are you there yet?
  • InCharge Fertility courses coming up
  • The flood to spray irrigation conversion
  • Human Euthanasia of Livestock workshops coming up
  • 457 visas - no change
  • Study into disbudding best practice
  • Dairy advocacy for the future
  • Jindivick - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for June
  • Dairy events calendar

April 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 219

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Highlights include:

  • Situation and outlook 
  • How to get the feed wedge edge
  • Don't miss out on the Feeding Pastures for Profit program
  • Rural Skills Connect is ready to help you
  • Counting the cost of facial eczema
  • Humane Euthanasia of Livestock courses coming up
  • Getting into Farm Business Management courses coming up
  • Mumford family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for May
  • Dairy events calendar

March 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 218

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Highlights include:

  • Break-even is the starting point
  • Q Fever dairy farmer warning
  • Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP)
  • Facial Eczema prevention with zinc
  • Latest dairy news via email
  • Cope family - Focus Farm update
  • Your on-farm reminders for March
  • Dairy events calendar 

February 2017
How Now Gippy Cow Issue 217

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Highlights include:

  • Situation and outlook 
  • Heat stress hurts business
  • Cultivating better pasture outcomes
  • Wheat harvest good news for dairy
  • Young stock care pays dividends
  • Sign up for the workforce masterclass
  • Graeme Nicoll joins DA board
  • Focus Farms - Summer feeding
  • Your on-farm reminders for March
  • Dairy events calendar

Looking for earlier issues of How Now Gippy Cow? Please call us on (03) 5624 3900.

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