Retreat Creek

John and Clare Cotton, owners of Retreat Creek, Victoria have decided to retire from dairy farming and are preparing for the sale or lease of their farm and herd. In the meantime they will revert to a traditional grazing/feeding farm system and batch milk their cows in their existing rotary.

Even basic data offers a boost

Even basic data offers a boost

Better use can be made of basic data already being collected on-farm, according to a veterinary researcher. Cameron Clark, of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, says as the average herd size has increased, the cost of data collection has fallen meaning there is more information available.

Dairy SA Central Conference, March 23 2016

People,  Production,  Technology:  getting the right mix Serafino’s, McLaren Vale This year’s theme will focus on bringing together some of the key elements that make up a successful dairy farm business: the people, the cows and innovation. Our knowledgeable and...

DRF Symposium 15-17 June 2016

Remember the date: Wednesday 15th June – Friday 17th June 2016 In 2016 the DRF Symposium team will be on the hunt for new efficiencies in dairying. This year we take the opportunity to look outside the box and draw on expertise from other industries to help us...