This Gippsland farmer has 700 bulls, trades $4 million in dairy cows each year and, with his brother, runs a dairy herd of 500 milkers comprised almost entirely from other farmer's rejects.
The answer to the Australian dairy industry's woes lies in changing the production system, according to a leading dairy business analyst.
Dairy farmers will be able to compare contracts offered by processors to a template due for release by Australian Dairy Farmers in April.
Pasture is front and centre of an $8.5 million a year research project based at the Ellinbank Research Centre in Gippsland.
Genomic testing is a great advance for agriculture - but how can it be used on dairy farms in Australia?
Craig Calvert is planning to feedlot his dry cows and heifers as an interim measure to manage his pastures after bushfire scorched his farm in late December.
The DairyBio and DairyFeedbase projects are assisting dairy farmers to improve feedbase productivity and animal health.