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Agsmart.  18 February 2021 10:05 PM

A European feed manufacturer is claiming up to 40% methane reduction in cows fed the supplement 3-nitrooxypropanoal. The company DSM, working with Wageningen University & Research, Friesland Campina and other partners, is marketing the product called Bovaer.

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Exporting more for less money

Agsmart.  18 February 2021 10:03 PM

Dairy exports rose by 7.9% in volume during the six months ending December last year, but the value fell by 3.8% during that period, according to Dairy Australia.

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Gardiner scholarship winners announced

Agsmart.  18 February 2021 10:02 PM

Seven tertiary scholarships have been awarded to students from Victorian dairy regions who are starting their first year of tertiary study in 2021.

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Heat stress affects maiden heifers yield

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:36 AM

Active maiden heifer cooling in late pregnancy delivers elevated milk production post-calving, according to US research.

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Dairy news in brief

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:36 AM

Blackwood Park Buttercup 221 VG88 STP has claimed the record lifetime production for an Australian Illawarra...

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Dairy news around the world

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:36 AM

New rules due to be considered by the EU this week could prevent plant-based dairy substitutes using terms such as “creamy” and "does not contain milk". The manufacturers would also be banned from using milk-themed containers such as milk bottles/cartons or yogurt tubs and they would be prevented from comparing health or environmental impacts with those of traditional dairy products.

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Dairy industry leaders in honours list

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:36 AM

Two Victorians with strong links to the dairy industry received Australia Day honours this year. Midfield Group founderColin Bernard McKenna received an AM for significant service to the community. The son of a solder settler, he grew up on a family dairy farm near Warrnambool, acquiring the municipal abattoir in 1988 and expanding operations to include the Union Dairy Company. Also, former dairy operator and DA stafferAngus Hume of Inverloch, Victoria was also named an AM for ‘significant service to water catchment management, and to agribusiness’.

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Mitochondria link to feed efficiency

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:17 AM

Victorian scientists have used RNA sequencing to identify genes and biological pathways associated with feed efficiency in dairy cows.

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GDT surge starts 2021

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:17 AM

Global dairy prices leapt an average 3.9% in the first GDT event of 2021 in January.

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Ombudsman offers dairy aid

Agsmart.  03 February 2021 02:17 AM

Dairy farmers are being asked to contact the small business ombudsman over unfair contract terms.