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October 2018

Farm Business Fundamentals Workshop – SC – Kenilworth

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kenilworth Showgrounds Hall, 7 Maleny Kenilworth Road
Kenilworth, Queensland 4574 Australia

Do you know how your business management practices compare with those of leading dairy farms? Do you know what are the profit drivers for dairy farms in the subtropical region? Are you aware of all the tools that are available to help your business management? This workshop aims to give you the confidence that comes with being organised and assist with implementing effective processes to work with physical and financial records in your dairy farm business. Ray Murphy, Senior Scientist…

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November 2018

Drying off Cows Workshop – SC – Kureelpa

November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
DeVere Farm, 20 Intake Weir Road
Kureelpa, Qld 4560 Australia
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Global concerns about the rise of antimicrobial resistance and increased processor sensitivity to antibiotice residues in milk are putting pressure on the routine use of antibiotic dry cow therapy. In addition, few novel antibiotic molecules are being developed, hence the need to preserve the efficacy of current antibiotics to ensure that they remain effective and available for use in animal production systems. This workshop discusses approaches to drying off cows including • opportunities and risks in the dry period •…

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Cups On Cups Off (CoCo) Courses – Sunshine Coast – Gympie

November 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - November 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
DAF, Cnr Louisa & Cartwright Road
Gympie, Queensland 4570 Australia

Mastitis and milk quality affect the bottom line of all dairy farms. Dairy Australia estimates that every case of clinical mastitis costs at least $270 in treatment costs and lost milk. Cups On Cups Off is a two-day training course designed by Dairy Australia and delivered by Countdown 2020 trained experts in mastitis and milk quality. Cups On Cups Off helps dairy farmers achieve best practice in milk harvesting, with the emphasis on the detection, treatment and prevention of clinical…

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February 2019

Subtropical Dairy Sunshine Coast Regional Group Meeting & AGM

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garry & Natalie Wheeler, 110 Pitt Road
Kandanga, QLD 4570 Australia
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The next Sunshine Coast Regional Group meeting & AGM will be held on Tuesday, 19th February 2019. All dairy farmers and service providers are invited to attend. The meeting will cover the following topics: • Sunshine Coast Regional Group AGM • Project Updates o Kikuyu plot trials o Setaria plot trials • Subtropical Dairy Update o Extension programmes until 30th June 2019 • Any other business Please RSVP to Kylie Dennis by Sunday 17th on 0456 19 1965 or

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Rearing Healthy Calves Workshop – Sunshine Coast – Sexton (via Gympie)

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Andrew & Fiona Burnett Farm, 272 Lower Wide Bay Road
SEXTON, Queensland 4570 Australia
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Experienced rural Vet, Justin Schooth will be facilitating a healthy calves farm walk hosted by Andrew & Fiona Burnett on their farm at Sexton on Friday 22nd February 2019. The day will cover all you need to know about rearing strong, healthy calves. Discussion will focus on issues relevant to the topic on the day but can include topics such as pre-calving care, calf housing, identification and traceability, nutrition, disease prevention, health management and weaning management. A revised edition of…

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