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Michael helps dairy fly high

Michael Newton may have taken one of the AFL’s legendary marks, but these days he’s kicking goals as a Legendairy farmer. The former Melbourne Demons player is back home on the family dairy farm in north east Victoria, more than a decade after being drafted to the big league. Playing for Melbourne and the South…
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Workshop helps drive flock’s genetic gain

A focus on breeding values and ewe nutrition has helped Central West NSW Merino producers, Chad and Louise Taylor, achieve a 15 per cent lift in lamb numbers while fast-tracking improvements in all key traits of their flock. From fleece weight and staple length, through to fat cover and muscling, the Taylors have seen significant…
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Dairy family building niche in gourmet cheese

Ken Cameron looks at his family’s 400 dairy cows and sees a lot of cheese. The Legendairy cheesemaker, whose family runs a 364 hectare dairy farm at Boosey just south of Yarrawonga, Victoria, is slowly but surely gaining a reputation as one of the best in his field. Boosey Creek Cheese is a genuine family…
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CattleMAP testing suspended

Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now commenced the evaluation of the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) – a key step in the implementation of the released BJD Framework. During this evaluation period it has been agreed that the testing requirement for CattleMAP will be suspended until 1 November 2016. “The review…
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