Drought-driven high stockfeed prices could be costing Western Australian dairy farmers between three and four cents per litre more of their farmgate milk price margin this season than in previous seasons.
During every silage and hay harvest season there are disagreements between farmers and contractors during the actual harvest or with the finished product.
This is the third consecutive year of drought for East Gippsland, Vic, dairy farmers Veronica and Neil Joiner. The experience has caused the seasoned farmers to make hard decisions in order to keep milking.
Making and feeding high quality silage with lower fibre levels encourages higher feed intakes and better cow performance.
The Olsen family's award-winning soil carbon and beef operation in Hallora, West Gippsland, Victoria, was the focus of a visit from the Heytesbury District and Central Ottways Landcare Networks last week.
A puffy pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping out methane is being primed for mass farming by researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
A new project on six south-west Victorian dairy farms will bring in leading soil specialists to help farmers improve their soil, plant and animal health.