Holstein Dispatch #09 – 3 April 2018
Feature stories:

Addio Lou Giglia

The Board of Holstein Australia would like to acknowledge the passing of Luigi (Lou) Alexander Giglia AM, former Federal President and much loved and respected friend to many breeders and members throughout the country and overseas.

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Luigi Alexander Giglia

Community pulls together

The clean up following the St Patrick’s Day bushfires that affected Camperdown, Terang and Cobden in Western Victoria continues, with a sense of community really coming to the fore and a relief fund established by Emergency Management Victoria and Bendigo Bank.

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Hard yakka at Emu Banks following Vic bushfires
Other highlights:

How did you spend your Easter?
Holstein Australia member, Ray Eccles and family, helped one of Victoria’s smallest towns, Purnim in the state's Western District, celebrate a very big history.

Genetics the key to improving India's milk production
While India tops the world in milk output at an estimated 155.5 million tonnes per annum, it's milk production per cow is only 1,310kg, substantially less than Australia's 6,000kg average.

Two magnificent cows
Coolea Deuce Dolly and Cairnsdale Amazing Kiss, both classified VG89 Max just prior to Easter. Congratulations to the Crawford and Walsh and Duncan families on two very impressive cows.

Adapting to industry flux
Holstein Australia members, Ros and Gary Zweck, South Australia's northernmost dairy farmers, are evolving their business, with genomics at the heart of their efforts.

Virtual fences, real benefits
A Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture research project is part of a national program aiming to find out how virtual herding technology could be used to optimize livestock and pasture management for intensive dairy farms.

Strong bidding at Willette & Foxdale first stage sale
The much anticipated 1st stage Willette & Foxdale Holsteins sale saw 109 head sold to gross $321,550, averaging $2,950 each.

Upcoming events:

> 19th April 2018
Genetics Australia 60th Anniversary Open Day Bacchus March, Vic

> 27th April 2018
Judges Refresher Course Moss Vale, NSW

> 10th May 2018
The National Muster Leongatha South, VIC


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