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Dairy UP abroad

Dairy UP abroad

The Dairy UP message has spread far and wide, with Dr John Penry and PhD student David Sheedy attending the recent ADFA Discovery Conference on Dairy Cattle Lifespan at Itasca, Illinois.

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DATA is king!

DATA is king!

Dairy UP’s P6 project, led by A/Prof Cameron Clark from Sydney University (pictured), is exploring ways to use existing farm, climate and industry data to develop ways to monitor cows and systems to help farmers make better decisions, for example about heat management, health and feeding.

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Welcome Madison

Welcome Madison

Dairy UP recently welcomed Madison Luke to the team. She is the new research officer for our “Sustainable Partnership” project with NSW EPA.

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Economics of intensification

Economics of intensification

Project P3 – Intensification of diary systems is now complete. The project aimed to provide information to help farmers to decide if transitioning to an intensive production/feeding system is a suitable investment for their circumstances.

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Welcome Rafiq

Welcome Rafiq

We are delighted to welcome Dr Md Rafiq Islam to the Dairy UP team as Research Fellow, working directly on Dairy UP’s Project P4 – feedbase for intensive dairy systems.

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September eNewsletter out now

September eNewsletter out now

Welcome to another Dairy UP e-news and this one is bursting with news!
It’s shaping up to be another tough season with the dry and early hot weather so we look forward to Dairy UP providing new ideas, tools, solutions, and applications that can help to manage the risks dairy farms face

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Congratulations Alice!

Congratulations Alice!

Big congratulations to Dairy UP PhD student, Alice Shirley, for her success in the University of Sydney’s 2023 Three Minute Thesis Competition!

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Our latest PhD candidate

Our latest PhD candidate

Welcome to Andrew Lean who has recently joined the DairyUP team as a PhD candidate working on the P2 (Unlocking the potential of the cow) project.

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Sheena shines

Sheena shines

Sheena Carter recently presented the results from Dairy UP’s P3 project (Economics of intensification) at the NSW DPI Breakfast.

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Symposium from the grass roots

Symposium from the grass roots

Hear about recovery, resilience and looking forward from the grass roots at this year’s DRF Symposium.
This is a ‘dairy-farmer-only’ panel session featuring Jorge Massa, General Manager Hilltop, Western Victoria, Phil Tate, Albion Park, NSW, Ruth Kydd, Finley, NSW and Peter Morgan, Waikato, New Zealand.

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EPA ‘sustainable partnership’

EPA ‘sustainable partnership’

Dairy UP has received a 2023 ‘sustainable partnership’ with EPA NSW. This provides a grant which will allow Dairy UP to expand our work to include assessing carbon emission/balance on some of Dairy UP’s partner farm network.

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P2f Infectious diseases update

P2f Infectious diseases update

Dairy UP’s Infectious Diseases project has made significant progress recently. As at July 2023, more than 1800 swabs have been collected from about 550 cows and calves on 26 farms.

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Road trip report

Road trip report

In June, Dairy UP held its first road trip in collaboration with Dairy NSW, visiting a farm near Bodalla on day 1 and Cobargo on day 2. Participants included farmers, service providers and members of the Dairy UP and Dairy NSW teams.

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Corstophine farm trials

Corstophine farm trials

A number of Dairy UP projects are now utilising the University of Sydney’s Corstophine farm, offering the opportunity to add controlled trials to our on-farm monitoring network.

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