New dairy president for WAFarmers

New dairy president for WAFarmers

WAFarmers has welcomed Brunswick dairy farmer Michael Partridge to the position of WAFarmers Dairy Council President at the 2016 WAFarmers Dairy Conference. During the Annual General Meeting in Busselton, Phil Depiazzi stepped down from the role of President following four years at the helm. “I’ve really enjoyed working with such a dedicated dairy council, which…

Tool targets calf loss research

Tool targets calf loss research

Research into widespread calf loss in cattle herds across northern Australia could soon be accelerated, thanks to a new tool which alerts researchers when a calf is born and provides location details. Up to 70 per cent of the losses between pregnancy testing and weaning are believed to occur around birth, but unless calving occurs…