All the IDW news for the Holstein community, Dairy Industry Bushfire Relief silent auction, January proofs and more...
Holstein Dispatch #28 – 19 January 2020
Feature stories:

The Holstein Community at IDW

One of the biggest weeks for the Holstein community is here! Read on for all the news and events for Holstein breeders at IDW from the Holstein Australia Youth Challenge Trials, European Young Breeders School, National Holstein Show, our social media for dairy breeders seminar and the Dairy Industry Bushfire Appeal silent auction.

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International Dairy Week 19 - 23 January 2020

Dairy Industry Bushfire Appeal

At IDW the dairy industry has come together in the most incredible way to raise funds for the Salway family and Dairy Industry Bushfire Relief Support. An online silent auction will take place all week with over 90 lots donated so far. At Tuesdays Global Impact Sale and Wednesday's Worldwide Sires Evolution Sale some rather special lots will also be on offer.

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Support the Dairy Industry Bushfire Appeal at IDW
Other highlights:

January proof run
The first proof run of the new year sees last month’s top cow  Ivyhurst Wrangler Mystery 6194 remain the same, though with an increase from 398 to 424 BPI month-on-month. Emu Banks, Hindlee and Illawambra Holsteins feature on the new females list.

Meet Simon Adams
Our new Services Extension Officer, Simon Adams, is on the road and coming to a farm gate near you, via IDW of course. Here he talks about his role, friends old and new and...motor bikes.

Bottom up approach to breeding
Rockwella Farm Holsteins Wes Hurrell pin-points the exact turning point in his dairy breeding philosophy and talks about his passion for Registered Holsteins.

Member services promotion launched at IDW
Holstein Australia is launching a member services promotion at International Dairy Week with five prize packs of 50 Registrations and 25 Classifications up for grabs over the next few months.

Tips & tricks for social media success at our IDW seminar
Want to raise the profile of your business? Our Social Media for Dairy Farmers and Breeders – doing it right! seminar at IDW is for you. And if you’re in the audience, you’re in with a chance to walk away with two days free social media strategy development. Te Mania Angus, Genetics Australia & Little Big Dairy Co will join us for this event sharing their tips for social media success.

Older cows pay more bills?
Look at your operating expense sheet and you will most likely find that the cost of raising replacement animals is near the top. What if the cost could be reduced with the help of longer living animals?

Are cows you life? We're recruiting
We're looking for a motivated person to join our classification team. If you have passion for the outdoors, travelling, working with dairy livestock and helping dairy farmers, this could be for you.

Upcoming events:

> 22nd January 2020
WWS Evolution Sale
Tatura, VIC

> 13th February 2020
Wyena Holsteins Sale
Camperdown, VIC

> 28th February 2020


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