Pasture is front and centre of an $8.5 million a year research project based at the Ellinbank Research Centre in Gippsland.
Dairy farmers will be able to compare contracts offered by processors to a template due for release by Australian Dairy Farmers in April.
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.
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.
Dairy Australia has appointed an acting chair as chair Jeff Odgers takes a leave of absence following the death of his son in a farm accident.
Moving his dairy farm and his family from one side of the state to the other chasing rain didn't frighten Darryl Hoey but he wasn't prepared for what South Gippsland threw at him.
Dairy Australia's biggest fear right now is that dairy farmers and their staff will be too ill to work or that the government will make it all but impossible for them to get the job done.