Liner choice critical in achieving low BMCC

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Colin and Tracy Haberfield dropped their bulk milk cell count (BMCC) from routine peaks of 200,000 down to an average of 80,000 with just one change.

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Potent new probiotic negates antibiotic use

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Hooper Farms has eliminated antibiotic use in its calf shed after introducing a potent new probiotic range to its Gippsland operation.

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Everyone should have Milkrite

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Few things can be as frustrating as high thermoduric or Bactoscan counts when you know your dairy is clean, and your protocols are solid.

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Newborn calves are like cancer patients

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A newborn calf’s immunity is similar to that of a cancer patient, according to one of Australia’s premier dairy veterinarians, Rob Bonanno.

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Take the BioCalf 2 week challenge

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We will send you two weeks supply of BIO CALF for 5 calves FREE!

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Calf rearing challenges

BRENDAN JOHNSON Calf Rearing Specialist

There is no handy “one size fits all” when it comes to rearing calves.

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Making life easier – Auto Calf Feeders

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The past nine years of rearing calves have probably been the easiest of Dianne White’s 50-year career.

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Calf Shed Hygiene – Keeping it clean

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The challenge with calf sheds, is that you’re housing calves with little immune function in an intense non-sterile environment.

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Advanced dairy installation - Hi-Tech farm

Pederson dairy

“The idea was to future-proof ourselves”

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Choosing the right gumboot!

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Choosing gumboots is an important decision, given that dairy farmers spend most of their days on their feet in them – usually on concrete.

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Logic rules the day in Tasmania

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Isaac and Angelique Korpershoek can’t believe something so logical took so long to be discovered and developed for the dairy industry.

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SCC dropped by up to 100,000 Triangular Vented liners

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Asking questions and being prepared to hear the answers dropped Steve and Deanne Hore’s Somatic Cell Count (SCC) by up to 100,000 on their 1500-acre Leitchville property in north-west Victoria.

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New dairy changes family's life

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Gippsland share farmers Ben and Lou Hall look forward to milking these days for good reason.

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Biggest single improvement our dairy – Triangular Vented liners

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“Biggest single improvement our dairy”

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Silver lining as confined housing pays off for NSW dairy couple

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> Fans installed at the end of 2017 made a big impact this summer, helping hold Silvermere's average per cow production through January at 41 litres.

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Calf feeding – key points to managing colostrum

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While for many years Australian dairy farmers have recognised the importance of their calves receiving maternal colostrum, it continues to be an evolving story. The reality is that a calf is born with no immunity.

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Vented Liners improve milk quality in Tasmania

Gerard Mulder Dairy Farm Forest

Over 100 plus quality Tasmanian farms have made the switch to better milking

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Improve your calf feeding – taking the labour out of laboriously thawing colostrum

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Manually thawing colostrum for 20 new-born calves in a day is no-one’s idea of a great time.

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Changing the game on calf rearing

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Ben and Melissa Holloway say they wouldn’t go back to the way they used to feed calves.

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