Understanding cow behaviour was the key for these Gippsland farmers in solving a mastitis problem on their farm.
Farmers say it and the statistics confirm it; when it comes to the most profitable cow that meets environmental and social requirements, the Jersey ticks all boxes.
Heat stress has a detrimental impact on the health of dairy cows, milk composition and production and can also have negative effects on forage nutritional composition and yield.
Good health traits, sound udders, the ability to get in calf through artificial insemination, and temperament, are key reasons why Anthea Day and Trevor Saunders, of Araluen Park stud, keep Jersey and Ayrshire cows in their milking herd.
A research project to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in dairy cattle is being launched in Northern Ireland.
Australian Guernsey breeders explain what in their view makes the breed the ideal choice for dairy farmers.