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October 2018

Nutrition workshop – Feed and nutrition options during drought – Bellingen

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bellingen Golf Club, 1172 Waterfall Way
Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia
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Free

This entry level workshop will cover key fundamentals of dairy cow nutrition during drought, feed shortages and high supplement prices. 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 cover topics including: Silage - expected quality, hints and tips on best time to cut to get best nutrition value, storage impacts on quality Alternative forages - what other…

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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
Free

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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Milking Margins – Utilising quality pastures and dealing with high grain prices – CQ – Rockhampton

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clew’s Dairy, 1789 Rossmoya Road
Rockhampton, Queensland 4702 Australia
Free

You are invited to a workshop on "Utilising quality pastures and dealing with high grain prices" • Strategies for dealing with high grain prices • What are the implications of cutting back grain? • Should I cull cows? • What alternatives are available? • Getting the most out of your pastures & a pasture walk • Can you get more out of your irrigation system? • PUP grazing, how does it work with pastures? • An update on the latest…

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Farmers First Aid – Dorrigo

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
CWA Hall Dorrigo, 22 Cudgery St
Dorrigo, NSW 2453 Australia
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Free

The Subtropical Dairy Mid North Coast Regional Group is running an accredited course called ‘Provide First Aid’ which is the industry standard course for workplaces. The Provide First Aid course comprises a pre-study component followed by an in-class practical course. There are no prerequisites for this course. The course will cover the following: CPR Heart Attack Drowning Choking Anaphylaxis Asthma Burns Broken Bones Soft Tissue Injuries Wounds and Bandaging Poisoning Bites and Stings. RSVPs are essential. Places are limited to…

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Cups On Cups Off (CoCo) Course – Dorrigo

October 30 @ 9:30 am - October 31 @ 2:30 pm
Lookout Mountain Retreat, 15 Maynards Plains Road
Dorrigo Mountain, New South Wales 2453 Australia
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Free

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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