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July 2018

SDP SC Introduction To Herd Nutrition Workshop – Gympie – 24th July 2018

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gympie DAF Centre, Chr Cartwright and Lousia St
Gympie, Qld Australia
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This entry level workshop will cover the fundamentals of dairy cow nutrition with a practical focus on optimising the performance of milking cows fed temperate forages. Dr Brad Granzin, Executive Officer of Subtropical Dairy and Consulting Scientist from Australasian Dairy Consultants, will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will begin with a morning theory session covering the following topics: The major nutrients required for milk production and dairy cow maintenance; An overview…

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October 2018

Sunshine Coast YDN – Camel and Buffalo Farm Visit – POSTPONED

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Sunshine Coast YDN are planning a day out in the region on Saturday 13th October 2018, and you are invited!!! The day will commence with a visit to QCamel at the Glasshouse Mountains, where Director Lauren will give us a personal tour of the Camel dairy and share with us the history of QCamel. We will get to enjoy morning tea at the dairy and experience some of the products they produce. From here, we will travel to Maleny…

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Farm Business Fundamentals Workshop – SC – Kenilworth

October 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 9:30 am - November 30 @ 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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