Strong prices at Panatana Holsteins dispersal, all the news from Herd'19, GINFO seeks data-loving dairy farmers & more.
Holstein Dispatch #21 – 9 April 2019
Feature stories:

Strong prices for Registered Holsteins

The complete milking herd dispersal of Registered Holsteins from Tasmanian Master Breeder, Panatana Holsteins, held on-farm last Thursday, bucked the recent trend in dairy sales with 193 head grossing $392,850 to average $2,035.

Read more + radio inteview with Ian Hortle

Panatana Holsteins: strong buyer competition

Innovation key theme at Herd'19

The dairy herd improvement industry’s biennial conference, Herd’19, was well attended by dairy farmers and service providers reports Country News’ Sophie Baldwin. Access all presentations plus Dairy Australia's Herd'19 podcast at link below.

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Herd'19 saw 28 experts across all disciplines of the herd improvement industry take to the stage
Other highlights:

Herd records, herd test and pregnancy test results, backed-up by genomic information from their involvement in DataGene's GINFO program are helping a Gippsland farming family to better negotiate the effects of the current drought.

European Young Breeders School opportunity
Apply by 14 April for the opportunity to join a fully-funded Australian team at the European Young Breeders School in Battice, Belgium from 26th August to 6th September this year.

Looking for data-loving dairy farmers
DataGene is on the lookout for dairy farmers who keep meticulous records to join GINFO, the dairy industry’s national reference group for genetic information.

Rapid bluetongue test to support livestock trade
A new test for bluetongue virus (BTV) will give farmers results in hours and help safeguard the nation’s livestock industries according to an Australian government announcement.

Proposed World Holstein Friesian Federation conference trip
There is still time to register your interest in Holstein Australia’s proposed trip to the 15th conference of the World Holstein Friesian Federation in Montreux, Switzerland from 22nd to 28th March next year, to include farm visits, sightseeing and social activities.

Upcoming events:

> 22nd April
NW Sub-Branch Vic 40 Year Reunion Lockington, VIC

> 24th April
Ebony Park 1st Stage Dispersal Colac, VIC

> 26th April
Eagle Ridge Complete Dispersal Finley, NSW


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