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Dairy UP’s geriatric cow project is investigating ways to retaining more older cows in the herd, because they can produce 16 per cent more milk, while providing farmers with 8 per cent more calves or heifers to sell.
Data could hold the key to a future where calves are weaned according to their rumination development, resilient cows identified to cope with our extreme environments and supplement allocations are optimised within herds.
That’s according to University of Sydney Associate Professor Cameron Clark.
Dairy UP – the $16m project to unlock the potential of the NSW dairy industry – is calling for candidates for nine PhD projects, creating a rare opportunity for aspiring dairy researchers.
Online 17 & 18 November 2021
The 2021 Dairy Symposium will be live online for the second year in a row. We can’t meet face to face this year, but we can take advantage of the technology and just ‘zoom it’.
New collaborative dairy research and development program Dairy UP appoints former agriculture Minister Niall Blair as new Chairperson of its Steering and Advisory Board.
Dairy Up – the new $16 million research, development and extension program is up and running.
The 5-year program which started in July 2021, is structured around 10 projects which collectively address improving on-farm productivity and profitability, de-risking the industry and developing new markets.
Dairy UP researchers are looking for NSW dairy businesses with good records to join its network of monitored dairy farms.
Program Leader, Professor Yani Garcia, said information collected on the monitored farms would contribute to Dairy UP’s two biggest projects which aim to unlock the potential of kikuyu pastures and unlock the potential of the dairy cow in intense feeding systems.
A new collaborative bushfire resilience project including government, the private sector and the University of Sydney, will apply research to future-proof the dairy industry, it was announced by Agriculture Ministers David Littleproud and Adam Marshall today.