SDP Euthanasia of livestock workshop - Gatton
Jul
28
9:00 am09:00

SDP Euthanasia of livestock workshop - Gatton

The Dairy Australia 'Euthanasia of Livestock' short course is designed for dairy farmers, saleyard operators and other livestock handlers to help them deal with destruction of sick, injured and unsaleable cattle in a professional and humane manner. It has been delivered for a couple of years nationally and has been well received by farmers. Participant feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  100% of participants surveyed found the program useful with around 93% being able to implement what they learnt immediately after the program.

The course provides theory and practical skills to safely destroy calves, downer cows and other livestock by a variety of methods, with the emphasis on use of captive bolt devices. The methods taught are evidence-based and align with animal welfare legislation in all states of Australia. No animals are harmed during the workshop but all participants are expected to take part in practical exercises using appropriate props to demonstrate their competency. 
 
The course is delivered only by Dairy Australia-trained veterinarians with formal training qualifications. It forms part of the unit of competency AHCLSK307  - "Euthanase Livestock" and is administered by the National Centre for Dairy Education Partners.

Dairy Australia has identified the course as an industry training priority as we consider that formal accreditation in this important aspect of animal care is important to allow participants to demonstrate their competency in industry best practices.

WHERE: Gatton Research Dairy - The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Qld 4343
WHEN: Friday, 28th July 2017
TIMES: 9.00am to 3.00pm
RSVP: Mon, 24th July 2017 to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or email belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Enrolment: you will be required to enrol through QATC for this course.
The cost of the course and accreditation is $100 for the first person and $60 for each additional person from the same enterprise. To complete the enrolment process please contact Bree Best @ QATC 07 54 682 118 or email bree.best@qatc.edu.au

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gympie
Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gympie

WHEN: 8 August, 10am-1pm
WHERE: QDAF Gympie – 1 Cartwright Road, Gympie QLD 4570

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy
Aug
8
6:30 pm18:30

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy

WHEN: 8 August, 6:30pm-9pm
WHERE: QDAF Kingaroy – 214 Kingaroy Cooyar Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert).

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba
Aug
9
10:00 am10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba

WHEN: 9 August 10am-1pm
WHERE: QDAF Toowoomba – 203 Tor Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Warwick
Aug
9
6:30 pm18:30

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Warwick

WHEN: 9 August 6.30-9pm
WHERE: QDAF Warwick – 604 Yangan road, Warwick QLD 4370

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

QDO Annual General Meeting
Aug
29
10:00 am10:00

QDO Annual General Meeting

QDO's Annual General Meeting will take place on 29 August at Toowoomba City Golf Club from 10am to 3pm.

The event welcomes Shane Webke as a guest speaker on farm safety, as well as Steve Leracy from Larpro who will speak on the Toowoomba milk plant.

Dairy Australia and Lion are major sponsors of the event.

RSVP by Thursday 17 August to ea@dairypage.com.au or call 3236 2955


FREE Pest Animal & Chemical Management Training Workshop - Karara
Jul
21
8:30 am08:30

FREE Pest Animal & Chemical Management Training Workshop - Karara

This one-day workshop for landholders will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry’s pest animal issues. Included in this workshop is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

You will receive (at no cost):

  • Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules – Certificate of Participation
  • Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units:
    – AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
    – AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

REGISTRATION FORM. Limited places available, Register NOW!

To register, visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

This project is delivered by AgForce Projects with support from the Queensland Farmers Federation and the Queensland Government, funded by the Australian Government. AgForce RTO Reg No. 1834

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Harrisville
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Harrisville

  • Using the latest tools, including Dairybiz +100, to improve pasture production and utilisation
  • An on-farm pasture walk to reinforce the practical application of grazing management principles
  • An evaluation of ryegrass planting methods and establishment
  • Utilising the findings from the soil and nutrient management project to optimise fertiliser usage
  • An update on the latest research from the C4 Milk project at Gatton

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

The day will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm and include morning tea, lunch and a farm walk.

WHEN: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
WHERE: Roderick’s farm, 395 Wilson Plains Rd, Harrisville
RSVP: Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Rockhampton
Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Rockhampton

  • Using the latest tools, including Dairybiz +100, to improve pasture production and utilisation
  • An on-farm pasture walk to reinforce the practical application of grazing management principles
  • An evaluation of ryegrass planting methods and establishment
  • Utilising the findings from the soil and nutrient management project to optimise fertiliser usage
  • An update on the latest research from the C4 Milk project at Gatton

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

The day will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm and include morning tea, lunch and a farm walk.

WHEN: Thursday, 13th July 2017
WHERE: Clews’ farm, 1789 Rossmoya Road, ROSSMOYA
RSVP: Kylie Dennis 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Toowoomba
Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Toowoomba

  • Using the latest tools, including Dairybiz +100, to improve pasture production and utilisation
  • An on-farm pasture walk to reinforce the practical application of grazing management principles
  • An evaluation of ryegrass planting methods and establishment
  • Utilising the findings from the soil and nutrient management project to optimise fertiliser usage
  • An update on the latest research from the C4 Milk project at Gatton

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

The day will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm and include morning tea, lunch and a farm walk.

WHEN: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
WHERE: Judge's farm, 221 Gowrie - Tilgonda Rd, GOWRIE JUNCTION
RSVP: Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Woodford
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Increasing profit using quality winter pastures workshop - Woodford

  • Using the latest tools, including Dairybiz +100, to improve pasture production and utilisation
  • An on-farm pasture walk to reinforce the practical application of grazing management principles
  • An evaluation of ryegrass planting methods and establishment
  • Utilising the findings from the soil and nutrient management project to optimise fertiliser usage
  • An update on the latest research from the C4 Milk project at Gatton

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

The day will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm and include morning tea, lunch and a farm walk.

WHEN: Tuesday, 11th July 2017
WHERE: Wilks’ farm, Stony Creek Road, STONY CREEK 
RSVP: Kylie Dennis 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) State Conference
Jul
7
8:30 am08:30

Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) State Conference

The annual DIAA QLD Dairy Products Awards is an excellent opportunity for members to recognise excellence in our industry and to network with colleagues. The awards will celebrate the winners of the 2017 DIAA QLD Dairy Product Competition in a formal yet relaxed social atmosphere. The awards will be held as part of the conference lunch and dinner, on 7 July at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Ross Street, Benowa
Phone: 1800 886 880
Email: enquiriesroyalpines@racv.com.au

Registration Fees
DIAA Member:
Full registration* - $270
Lunch only - $95
Dinner only - $160

Non-Member:
Full registration* - $360
Lunch only - $110
Dinner only - $195

*Full registration includes conference session, conference lunch and dinner

Register for the event at www.diaa.asn.au

Your conference registration will be acknowledged by e-mail immediately upon receipt of payment with a tax invoice. When you arrive at the conference venue, you will receive your name badge, the final program and a conference satchel.

Cancellations requests must be made in writing to the DIAA. Cancellations received before 30 June 2017 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after 30 June 2017, but alternate delegates are welcome.

Program
SESSION 1
8:15 am: Registration desk opens
8:45 am: Welcome − DIAA National President, Bill Calder and DIAA QLD President, Allan Box
9:00 am: Dairy Situation and Outlook − Norman Repacholi, Dairy Australia
9:30 am: A Farmer’s Perspective on the Northern Dairy Industry – Eric Danzi, Queesnland Dairfarmers’ Organisation
10:00 am: Dairy Break

SESSION 2
10:30 am: Issues with Export to Asia − Paul Lorimer, Parmalat
11:00 am: Toowoomba Development − Steve Laracy, Larpro
11:45 am: DIAA Queensland AGM
12:15 pm: DIAA QLD Dairy Product Awards

SESSION 3
1:30 pm: How Safe is Your Data? − Daniel Weis, Penetration Tester and Cyber
Security Expert, Kiandra IT
2:30 pm: Industry 4.0 − Mark Dingley, Matthews Australia
3:00 pm: Dairy Break

SESSION 4
3:30 pm: Robotics − Peter Bradbury, ABB Australia
4:00 pm: Innovative Products − Phil Rybinski, Parmalat
4:30 pm: Conference close and happy hour
6 pm: DIAA QLD Dairy Product Awards Dinner

Keynote Speaker - Daniel Weis, Kiandra IT
Daniel is the Lead Penetration Tester and Security Specialist at Kiandra IT. He has more than 17 years of experience in a range of different industries and was one of the first ten people in the world to obtain the Certified Ethical Hacker Version 7 (CEH v7) Certification.

Managing Risks: Securing the Future Forum
Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

Managing Risks: Securing the Future Forum

Venue: Foxwell Park
Address: 336 Foxwell Rd, Malanda, Queensland 4885

Learn some tips and tools for your business, revitalise your health and wellbeing while enjoying some fun and laughter.

Former Executive Producer & Senior Landline Reporter Peter Lewis will MC the event. Renowned Ag Photographer Fiona Lake will be conducting workshops as part of the concurrent sessions, ‘Getting the best out of my mobile phone’.

Topics will include:

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Happiness from the inside out
  • Introduction to farm planning & business analysis
  • Crop insurance -innovative options for Queensland’s primary producers
  • Energy Savers program to assist farmers to reduce energy costs
  • Biosecurity plans to meet market access, plus lots more.

Lunch will be provided and the afternoon with finish off with drinks and canapés.

This forum is free and open to everyone. A full agenda available on request.

Registration is essential to secure your place for catering. RSVP to Drought Project Manager Tahna Jackson on 0408786057 or email jacksont@agforceqld.org.au.

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Gin Gin
Jun
7
6:30 pm18:30

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Gin Gin

On June 7, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Gin Gin to host a special dinner.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

GIN GIN Dinner
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Country Comfort Wild Scotsman Motor Inn
5 Mulgrave St, Gin Gin
Time: 6.30pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

 

 

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Miriamvale
Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Miriamvale

On June 7, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Miriamvale to host a special lunch.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

MIRIAM VALE Lunch
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Miriam Vale Hotel
9 Blomfield St, Miriam Vale
Time: 12pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

 

Subtropical Dairy Beaudesert discussion group
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

Subtropical Dairy Beaudesert discussion group

Come and join us at The Sellars' farm to have a look at their newly built Calf Rearing Shed and discuss some topical issues around animal health and wet weather with Dr Carl Hockey (RuralVet).

Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Beaudesert Dairy Discussion Group.  We're kicking off next week and would love to see you involved. 

We're heading off to Anthony andMarie Sellars' farm to check out the calf rearing shed and Carl Hockey from Rural Vet will join us to discuss some animal health issues and solutions resulting from the recent flood event. 

It would also be a great opportunity to have some input into 'where to from here' with the group.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone and moving forward with a new discussion group in the region.

Details about the event:


When:
Wed, 7th June @ 10am for morning tea, then join us for lunch after the meeting.
 
Where:
Anthony and Marie Sellars' farm
635 Christmas Creek Road,
Beaudesert Qld 4285
 
RSVP: 
Tues, 6th June 2017
To Belinda Haddow 0423 00 36 38 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Rockhampton
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Rockhampton

On June 6, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Rockhampton to host a special dinner.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

ROCKHAMPTON Dinner
Tuesday 6th June 2017
The Caves Country Pub
1 Buch Square, The Caves
Time: 6.30pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

 

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Jambin
Jun
6
12:00 pm12:00

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Jambin

On June 6, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Jambin to host a special lunch.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

JAMBIN Lunch
Tuesday 6th June 2017
Jambin Hotel Motel
Burnett Hwy, Jambin
Time: 12pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

 

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Monto
Jun
5
6:30 pm18:30

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to dinner - Monto

On June 5, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Monto to host a special dinner.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

MONTO Dinner
Monday 5th June 2017
Monto Colonial Motor Inn
4-6 Thomson Street, Monto
Time: 6.30pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Biggenden
Jun
5
12:00 pm12:00

Subtropical Dairy invites dairy farmers to lunch - Biggenden

On June 5, Kylie Dennis (Subtropical Dairy) and Charlie Ernst (Parmalat) will be travelling to Biggenden to host a special lunch.

The main purpose of this event will be to demonstrate how to participate in online activities and access various resources.  The distance between dairy farms in Central Queensland makes it challenging to deliver workshops on occasions. To overcome this, Subtropical Dairy Programme has split the region into smaller regional Pods that consist of farms and individuals in close proximity to each other. This enables farmers in these Pods to meet at a central location, either at someone’s home or at a venue, and participate in live webinars (or alternatively, watch it in the comfort of your own home).

A meal will be provided at all venues and there is no cost for dairy farmers and their families.

If you are able to make it to this event, please RSVP to Kylie Dennis, Subtropical Dairy Extension Co-ordinator by Monday 5th June (preferably) to Kylie Dennis on 0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

COST:
$0 for dairy farming families
A cash bar will operate on the night.

BIGGENDEN Lunch
Monday 5th June 2017
Grand Hotel
27 Edward St, Biggenden
Time: 12pm

This event is supported by funding received from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

 

ACCC & QDO meeting - Malanda
Jun
1
10:00 am10:00

ACCC & QDO meeting - Malanda

Staff from ACCC will attend the meeting and discuss the current ACCC inquiry into the dairy industry.

Topics and issues to be covered will include:

  • One dollar milk and six dollar cheese
  • the nature of the contracts between dairy processors and the major retailers
  • the nature of contracts between the major processors and dairy farmers
  • trading of raw milk amongst processors and whether milk swaps between particular processors harms competition 

Eric Danzi will also attend the meeting and will give members an update on other activities that QDO is currently involved in.

LOCATION: Lion Training Room, Malanda
DATE: Thursday 1st June 2017
TIME: 10am – 2pm

Effluent Field Day - Pilton
May
31
10:00 am10:00

Effluent Field Day - Pilton

Wondering what to do with your effluent? Do you have unanswered questions or problems around how to maintain your system?

The key speaker for the field day is Mick O’Keefe (DPIVic), an Effluent System Designer and expert in effluent management. Mick will utilise the host farms system as a basis of providing information about effluent management and reuse systems.

This field day is for you if you are looking for:

  • options for upgrading or installing an effluent system - this field day will enable you to look at a current system in operation and provide you with alternative options also. 
  • cost benefit of effluent management and reuse ($)
  • information on how to solve some management issues around maintenance and application (ie crusting, anaerobic ponds) 

Effluent is not just an environmental issue we must manage, it also provides for a great source of nutrients and a fantastic soil conditioner.

Host Day Farm Information
Farm: Brendan, Corrie and Frances Hayden
Average Annual Milkers: 195 Cows
Annual Milk Production: 1.5 million litres  
Effluent Capture System: 2 pond effluent system
Effluent Reuse System: Shandy with irrigation water for application via centre pivot

Effluent represents more than $3,000 in fertiliser replacement value alone for the Hayden's.

LOCATION: Brendan, Corrie & Frances Hayden’s Farm
Bruanna, 378 Pilton Valley Rd, Pilton Q 4361

DATE: Wednesday 31st May 2017

TIME: 10am - 12pm followed by lunch

RSVP: Monday 29th May to Ruth Chalk on 0400 669 994 or ruth@dairypage.com.au 

FYI PLEASE BRING ALONG A CHAIR

Effluent Field Day - Boonah
May
30
10:00 am10:00

Effluent Field Day - Boonah

Wondering what to do with your effluent? Do you have unanswered questions or problems around how to maintain your system?

The key speaker for the field day is Mick O’Keefe (DPIVic), an Effluent System Designer and expert in effluent management. Mick will utilise the host farms system as a basis of providing information about effluent management and reuse systems.

This field day is for you if you are looking for:

  • options for upgrading or installing an effluent system - this field day will enable you to look at a current system in operation and provide you with alternative options also. 
  • cost benefit of effluent management and reuse ($)
  • information on how to solve some management issues around maintenance and application (ie crusting, anaerobic ponds) 

Effluent is not just an environmental issue we must manage, it also provides for a great source of nutrients and a fantastic soil conditioner.

Host Day Farm Information
Farm: Steven & Leanne Wieland's Farm
Average Annual Milkers: 250 Cows
Annual Milk Production: 1.5 million litres  
Effluent Capture System: 2 pond effluent system
Effluent Reuse System: Slurry Tanker and pump through travelling irrigator

Effluent capture includes both concrete feedpad and dairy yards. Effluent represents more than $7,000 in fertiliser replacement value alone for the Wieland's.

LOCATION: Steven & Leanne Wieland's Farm
1479 Carneys Creek Rd, Carneys Creek, Boonah Q 4310

DATE: Tuesday 30th May 2017

TIME: 10am - 12pm followed by lunch

RSVP: Monday 29th May to Ruth Chalk on 0400 669 994 or ruth@dairypage.com.au 

FYI PLEASE BRING ALONG A CHAIR

QCL DAIRY FOOD HEROES TOUR IN BEAUDESERT
May
11
12:00 pm12:00

QCL DAIRY FOOD HEROES TOUR IN BEAUDESERT

Join Queensland Country Life and our Food Heroes partners each month as we tour different agricultural businesses across the state. The fourth forum will take place in Beaudesert on May 11, where the big issues impacting the dairy industry will be discussed.

The event will be held at QDO member’s Mark Platell’s property and QDO Vice President Ross McInnes will be representing the industry.

Please RSVP on the Queensland Country Life website: http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4400947/rsvp-for-food-heroes-tours/

Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

Mareeba Valuation Meeting

WHERE: Jackaroo Motel, 340 Byrnes St

Want to know more about your recent annual land valuation notice? We’ve all joined forces to co-host some meetings in your area. John Moore from the ‘AgForce Valuation Service’ will hold some information sessions in the Tablelands.

Agenda to include:

  • The term “Unimproved Value” and how do the State Valuation Service arrive at your rating valuations?
  •  Sales in the area used to value your property, are they appropriate?
  •  Your Unimproved Value and how does it fit with other valuations in the area (visual demonstration using QLD Globe and projector)
  •  The objection process and tips for making a successful objection

    RSVP to jacksont@agforceqld.org.au or 0408786057.

    Light refreshments will be available.

These meetings are supported by the Community Drought Support programme.

Apr
27
1:00 pm13:00

Atherton Valuation Meeting

WHERE: Merriland Cafeteria, 24 Robert St

Want to know more about your recent annual land valuation notice? We’ve all joined forces to co-host some meetings in your area. John Moore from the ‘AgForce Valuation Service’ will hold some information sessions in the Tablelands.

Agenda to include:

  • The term “Unimproved Value” and how do the State Valuation Service arrive at your rating valuations?
  •  Sales in the area used to value your property, are they appropriate?
  •  Your Unimproved Value and how does it fit with other valuations in the area (visual demonstration using QLD Globe and projector)
  •  The objection process and tips for making a successful objection

    RSVP to jacksont@agforceqld.org.au or 0408786057.

    Light refreshments will be available.

These meetings are supported by the Community Drought Support programme.

Apr
27
9:00 am09:00

Millaa Millaa Valuation Meeting

WHERE: RSL Hall, Cnr of Oak & Wattle St

Want to know more about your recent annual land valuation notice? We’ve all joined forces to co-host some meetings in your area. John Moore from the ‘AgForce Valuation Service’ will hold some information sessions in the Tablelands.

Agenda to include:

  • The term “Unimproved Value” and how do the State Valuation Service arrive at your rating valuations?
  •  Sales in the area used to value your property, are they appropriate?
  •  Your Unimproved Value and how does it fit with other valuations in the area (visual demonstration using QLD Globe and projector)
  •  The objection process and tips for making a successful objection

    RSVP to jacksont@agforceqld.org.au or 0408786057.

    Light refreshments will be available.

These meetings are supported by the Community Drought Support programme.

Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

Ravenshoe Valuation Meeting

WHERE: Town Hall, Grigg St

Want to know more about your recent annual land valuation notice? We’ve all joined forces to co-host some meetings in your area. John Moore from the ‘AgForce Valuation Service’ will hold some information sessions in the Tablelands.

Agenda to include:

  • The term “Unimproved Value” and how do the State Valuation Service arrive at your rating valuations?
  •  Sales in the area used to value your property, are they appropriate?
  •  Your Unimproved Value and how does it fit with other valuations in the area (visual demonstration using QLD Globe and projector)
  •  The objection process and tips for making a successful objection

    RSVP to jacksont@agforceqld.org.au or 0408786057.

    Light refreshments will be available.

These meetings are supported by the Community Drought Support programme.

Apr
24
6:30 pm18:30

‘OVER THE FLOOD & MUD’ DINNER – BEAUDESERT

You're invited to take some time out from the recent flood event and its impact on your business and 'unwind' with friends and colleagues in the dairy industry over dinner. Subtropical Dairy with Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation and industry and community partners invite you to an informal dinner event to relax, chat and hear about some of the existing assistance available to flood-affected dairy businesses in the region.

WHEN: Mon, 24th April 2017
TIME: 6.30pm for 7pm.
WHERE: The Beaudesert RSL, 23-25 William St, Beaudesert Q4285.
RSVP: Thurs, 20th April to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au
COST: $0 for dairy farmers. A cash bar will operate on the night.
 

This event is funded by the Subtropical Dairy and Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation.

Apr
12
8:00 am08:00

PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND CHEMICAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS – RAVENSHOE

This one-day workshop for landholders will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry’s pest animal issues. Included in this workshop is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

You will receive (at no cost):

  • Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules – Certificate of Participation
  • Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units:
    – AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
    – AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM.

Limited places available, Register NOW!

To register visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

Apr
11
8:00 am08:00

PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND CHEMICAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS – MAREEBA

This one-day workshop for landholders will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry’s pest animal issues. Included in this workshop is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

You will receive (at no cost):

  • Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules – Certificate of Participation
  • Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units:
    – AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
    – AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

Limited places available, Register NOW!

To register visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

Mar
16
12:00 am00:00

BOONAH BACK TO BASICS DAIRY COW NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

In the 2015-16 QDAS results, feed costs accounted for 54% of farm operating costs in Queensland.  Feeding diets to maximise profits is a critical component of farm management.

Ross Warren, Senior Extension Officer, DAF and Dr Susanne Roth, Account Manager Dairy, Alltech Australia will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will include both theory and practical sessions and cover the fundamentals of feeding a dairy herd;

  • What is a rumen and how does it function? 
  • Feeding rumen bugs and feeding the cow.
  • Understanding what different nutrients are found in feeds.
  • Ration fundamentals
  • Dung analysis and what it tells you about the cows diet
  • Cow Signals

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.

Please bring along samples of current feeds or the dairy ration and manure samples too.

DATE: Thurs, 16 March, 2017
WHERE: Boonah Golf Club, Bruckner Hill Rd, Boonah QLD 4310
RSVP: Belinda Haddow Belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au or phone 0423 003 638

Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

KINGAROY WORKPLACE ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

  • Are you confident you are meeting all your legal obligations under the Fair Work Act and your award/s?
  • Are you sure your record keeping and employee paperwork would pass inspection?
  • Do you know how to manage performance and termination of employment to minimise the risk of claims against you?

The Workplace Essentials Seminars 2016/17 will focus on ensuring your farm business achieves Fair Work compliance and strategies for managing employment risks.

During the half-day seminar you will:

  • undergo a risk assessment – effectively ‘stress testing’ your business against the legal requirements
  • understand your legal obligations under the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and relevant Award/s
  • gather information and resources to help you with compliance and establish positive practices in the workplace.

WHERE: DAF Kingaroy Research Station, 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610
WHEN: 9.00am, Wednesday 15 March 2017
RSVP: growcom@growcom.com.au or phone 07 3620 3844

 

Mar
15
12:00 am00:00

TOOWOOMBA BACK TO BASICS DAIRY COW NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

In the 2015-16 QDAS results, feed costs accounted for 54% of farm operating costs in Queensland.  Feeding diets to maximise profits is a critical component of farm management.

Ross Warren, Senior Extension Officer, DAF and Dr Susanne Roth, Account Manager Dairy, Alltech Australia will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will include both theory and practical sessions and cover the fundamentals of feeding a dairy herd;

  • What is a rumen and how does it function? 
  • Feeding rumen bugs and feeding the cow.
  • Understanding what different nutrients are found in feeds.
  • Ration fundamentals
  • Dung analysis and what it tells you about the cows diet
  • Cow Signals

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.

Please bring along samples of current feeds or the dairy ration and manure samples too.

DATE: Wed, 15 March, 2017
WHERE: The Green Room, DAF Conference Ctr, Tor St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
RSVP: Belinda Haddow Belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au or phone 0423 003 638

Mar
14
12:00 am00:00

NANANGO BACK TO BASICS DAIRY COW NUTRITION WORKSHOP:

Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

In the 2015-16 QDAS results, feed costs accounted for 54% of farm operating costs in Queensland.  Feeding diets to maximise profits is a critical component of farm management.

Ross Warren, Senior Extension Officer, DAF and Dr Susanne Roth, Account Manager Dairy, Alltech Australia will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will include both theory and practical sessions and cover the fundamentals of feeding a dairy herd;

  • What is a rumen and how does it function? 
  • Feeding rumen bugs and feeding the cow.
  • Understanding what different nutrients are found in feeds.
  • Ration fundamentals
  • Dung analysis and what it tells you about the cows diet
  • Cow Signals

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.

Please bring along samples of current feeds or the dairy ration and manure samples too.

DATE: Tues, 14 March, 2017
WHERE: Nanango RSL, 24 Henry St, Nanango QLD 4615
RSVP: Belinda Haddow Belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au or phone 0423 003 638

Mar
13
12:00 am00:00

GYMPIE BACK TO BASICS DAIRY COW NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?

In the 2015-16 QDAS results, feed costs accounted for 54% of farm operating costs in Queensland.  Feeding diets to maximise profits is a critical component of farm management.

Ross Warren, Senior Extension Officer, DAF and Dr Susanne Roth, Account Manager Dairy, Alltech Australia will facilitate a one-day workshop focussing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will include both theory and practical sessions and cover the fundamentals of feeding a dairy herd;

  • What is a rumen and how does it function? 
  • Feeding rumen bugs and feeding the cow.
  • Understanding what different nutrients are found in feeds.
  • Ration fundamentals
  • Dung analysis and what it tells you about the cows diet
  • Cow Signals

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.

Please bring along samples of current feeds or the dairy ration and manure samples too.

DATE: Mon, 13 March, 2017
WHERE: DAF Conference Centre, Cnr Louisa & Cartwright Rd, Gympie QLD
RSVP: Kylie Dennis kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au or phone 0417 790 709