Subtropical Dairy - euthanasia of livestock workshop – Gatton
Dec
18
9:30 AM09:30

Subtropical Dairy - euthanasia of livestock workshop – Gatton

WHEN: December 15 @ 9am – 3pm
WHERE: Gatton Research Dairy - The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Qld 4343
RSVP:  Mon, 11th December 2017 to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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.

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.

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

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Subtropical Dairy healthy hooves workshop – Gatton
Dec
18
9:30 AM09:30

Subtropical Dairy healthy hooves workshop – Gatton

WHEN: Monday, December 18 @ 9.30am for a 10am start
WHERE: University of Qld, Gatton Dairy, GATTON Qld 4343
RSVP: Friday, 15th Dec to Belinda Haddow, 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au  

Andres Ardila Avila, from the UQ Gatton Vet School will facilitate a hands-on workshop focusing on 'healthy hooves' in our dairy herds.

Why bother with 'healthy hooves'?

  • Lame cows take time, energy and skill to treat properly.
  • Lame cows represent a financial cost to your farm business and, therefore, impact on profitability.
  •  Lame cows produce less milk, lose weight, and take longer to cycle.
  • Reducing the number of lame cows in your herd requires a long-term, planned approach that is supported by the whole farm team.

Andres has planned a day around discussing the concept of 'healthy hooves' on our dairy farms in the morning session, followed by a hands-on practical session to make sure participants have some confidence around applying the concepts learnt and practicing the skills and techniques used on farm.

Andres will also demonstrate the use of the brand new crush purchased at the College for hoof maintenance and trimming work.

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Kingaroy
Feb
20
8:45 AM08:45

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Kingaroy

Venue: TBA
Address: Kingaroy, TBA

Queensland’s agriculture industry is working together to help farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance in series of one-day workshops throughout the state. These workshops are being funded the Queensland Government and facilitated by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

The Workplace Essentials workshops have been specifically tailored for farm managers, team leaders and supervisors, and aim to boost your farm business’ health, safety and people management skills. 

During the full day workshop, the following topics will be covered:

SESSION ONE: Workplace health and safety
• Update on Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations
• WHS compliance checklist
• Understanding and managing risks and hazards
• When and how and to report incidents
• Overview of useful WHS services and resources available to businesses

SESSION TWO: People management
• Performance and behaviour management
• Handling conflict, bullying and difficult conversations in the workplace
• Supervisor responsibilities
• Update on workplace relations laws, regulations and programs
• Overview of further training and funding available

COST:
$30 per person – includes workshop, resources, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

GROUP DISCOUNT:
Save 20% if booking for three or more people from the same business.

Register for the Kingaroy Workplace Essentials workshop HERE.

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Subtropical Dairy FNQ YDN – Christmas breakup lunch & paintball
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical Dairy FNQ YDN – Christmas breakup lunch & paintball

WHEN: Tuesday 12th December - 10 for 10.30am start
WHERE: 803 Atherton Herberton Rd, Wongabel QLD 4883, QLD
RSVP:  Monday 11th December to Brie Bratfield  0448 245 894 or briebratfield@live.com.au

Morning Tea, Cold Drinks and Lunch Provided

A 3hr paintball session, finished off with a lunch at Odyssey Paintball & Lasertag Atherton 

COST PER PERSON - $55/person INC 3hr Paintball Session, Overalls + Goggles, Protective Wear, BT4 Combat Marker, 300 paintballsis hot off the press and will be available on the day.

RSVP to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

·        Beaudesert4 December, 10am-2pm, Beaudesert Bowls Club, Hopkins Street, Beaudesert

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Dec
1
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Gympie, Sunshine Coast

When: 1 December @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Gympie DAF Centre, Cnr Cartwright and Louisa St, Gympie, Qld

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Nanango, Burnett

When: 30 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Nanango RSL, 24-26 Henry St, Nanango, Qld 4615

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Toowoomba 30 November, 10am-2pm, Green Room in Conference Centre, 203 Tor St, Toowoomba

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Nov
29
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Toowoomba, Darling Downs

When: 29 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: DPI Gold Room, 203 Tor St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Nambour
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Nambour

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Nambour - 29 November, 10am-2pm, B-Block Conference Room at Maroochy Research Facility, 47 Mayers Road, Nambour.

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Nov
28
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Boonah, SEQ

When: 28 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: The Outlook, 4001 Ipswich-Boonah Rd. Boonah, QLD 4310

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Malanda - 24 November 10am-2pm, Lion training centre, Howard's office, Malanda.

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Flood Recovery Workshop - Bundaberg
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Flood Recovery Workshop - Bundaberg

Farmers are encouraged to attend Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s (QFF) Flood Recovery Workshops to hear from technical recovery experts who can assist in getting you back on your feet.

Bundaberg - 23 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Fairymead House

Topics covered:

  • Natural disasters in Queensland
  • Agronomy
  • Soil science
  • Irrigation
  • Energy efficiency

QRIDA will be there on the day to discuss government assistance available to affected farmers.

Please RSVP to (07) 3837 4720 or ross@qff.org.au for catering purposes.

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Flood Recovery Workshop - Monto
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Flood Recovery Workshop - Monto

Farmers are encouraged to attend Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s (QFF) Flood Recovery Workshops to hear from technical recovery experts who can assist in getting you back on your feet.

Monto - 22 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Monto Hall

Topics covered:

  • Natural disasters in Queensland
  • Agronomy
  • Soil science
  • Irrigation
  • Energy efficiency

QRIDA will be there on the day to discuss government assistance available to affected farmers.

Please RSVP to (07) 3837 4720 or ross@qff.org.au for catering purposes.

 

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Subtropical Dairy Conference & AGM
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Subtropical Dairy Conference & AGM

The Northern Australian Dairy Conference “Turning today’s innovations and knowledge into tomorrow’s profit” will focus on the latest research and innovations, on-farm profit drivers, linking farmers with services and future farming systems.  The conference programme will consist of approximately 20 speakers comprising of leading farmers, scientists and service providers.

WHEN: November 16 - November 17
WHERE: University of Queensland Gatton Campus

This event will commence on Thursday with a Service Provider Breakfast outlining the latest Situation and Outlook and QDAS results, followed by a full day conference, Subtropical Dairy AGM, YDN dinner and networking function, concluding with an Industry dinner hosted by the Darling Downs SDP Regional Group.  The following day, we will be hosting two visits to regional farms on the Southern Downs and will conclude with an informal BBQ lunch.

There will be no cost to farmers to attend the 2-day event, however there will be a registration fee for all other participants (more information on the conference is included in this edition). 

A registration brochure will be emailed out in the next couple of weeks.

If you require further information, do not hesitate to contact Kylie Dennis on 0456 19 19 65 or email kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Effluent Management and Reuse Systems Webinar
Nov
13
12:30 PM12:30

Effluent Management and Reuse Systems Webinar

Mick O'Keefe from Agricultural Victoria will present the up to date science and designs of different effluent management and reuse systems. Mick is a great presenter and an extremely relatable senior dairy extension officer - it is worth your while jumping online to hear him talk.

What will be covered?

  • Pros and cons of different management systems
  • Financial benefit of reusing effluent as a source of fertilizer
  • Why systems fail
  • Up to date design specifications for Traffic Solids Traps, Effluent Ponds and more
  • Legal obligations

When: Monday, 13 November 2017 @ 12.30pm (QLD Time)
Where: online

No travel required
By jumping online and watching and engaging in the webinar you can get all the update to date information

To register for the webinar visit: http://mailchi.mp/42f35c2f5af1/join-us-for-a-webinar-what-can-you-do-with-your-effluent

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Darling Downs YDN Heifer Rearing Farm Walk
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Darling Downs YDN Heifer Rearing Farm Walk

The Darling Downs YDN is hosting an on-farm discussion and farm walk focussing on HEIFER REARING with Dr. Carl Hockey. Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms.

WHEN: November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Venue TBC, Kenilworth, QLD

At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore, for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well and get back in calf easily. To achieve good productivity must be well grown from day one.

Come along and join the DD YDN for an interactive farm-walk, focussing on the Dairy Australia ‘Heifers on Target’ recommendations. Bring along any questions or issues you’d like answered and discussion will be focussed around areas of interest to the group.

The morning discussion and farm walk will be followed by lunch.

RSVP: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Subtropical Dairy Heifer Rearing Farm Walk
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical Dairy Heifer Rearing Farm Walk

WHEN: November 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Robert & Barb Gears Farm, 85 Cedar Pocket Road (Gear Road) Cedar Creek

Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms. At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well and get back in calf easily.  To achieve good productivity must be well grown from day one.

Come along and join us for an interactive farm-walk, focusing on the Dairy Australia 'Heifers on Target' recommendations.  Bring along any questions or issues you'd like answered and discussion will be focused around areas of interest to the group.

The morning discussion and farm walk will be followed by lunch.

RSVP: Kylie Dennis 0456 19 19 65 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Gympie
Nov
2
8:45 AM08:45

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Gympie

Venue: Fossickers Room, Civic Centre Gympie
Address: 32-34 Mellor St, Gympie 

Queensland’s agriculture industry is working together to help farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance in series of one-day workshops throughout the state. These workshops are being funded the Queensland Government and facilitated by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

The Workplace Essentials workshops have been specifically tailored for farm managers, team leaders and supervisors, and aim to boost your farm business’ health, safety and people management skills. 

During the full day workshop, the following topics will be covered:

SESSION ONE: Workplace health and safety
• Update on Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations
• WHS compliance checklist
• Understanding and managing risks and hazards
• When and how and to report incidents
• Overview of useful WHS services and resources available to businesses

SESSION TWO: People management
• Performance and behaviour management
• Handling conflict, bullying and difficult conversations in the workplace
• Supervisor responsibilities
• Update on workplace relations laws, regulations and programs
• Overview of further training and funding available

COST:
$30 per person – includes workshop, resources, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

GROUP DISCOUNT:
Save 20% if booking for three or more people from the same business.

Register for the Gympie Workplace Essentials workshop HERE.

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SDP SEQ Low Stress Calving/Transition Cow Management Farm Walk
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

SDP SEQ Low Stress Calving/Transition Cow Management Farm Walk

Overall, a fully integrated transition diet can provide relative net benefits of up to $200 plus per cow per year. The Low Stress Calving session is a 2 hour, on-farm, group discussion delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Justin Schooth.

WHEN: November 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Ross & Steve Blanchs farm, Blanch's Rd, Lower Mt Walker, Rosewood, Qld

The session focuses on how transition cow feed management can:

  • Adapt fresh cows rumens to high energy feeds
  • Avoid milk fever and other health problems around calving related to hypocalcaemia
  • Maintaining high feed intakes post calving and control body condition loss in early lactation

Implementing an integrated approach to transition nutrition and fresh cow management results in:

  • Higher in-calf rates
  • Better use of labour
  • ·Lower culling and death rates
  • More milk (up to 300+litres / cow)

RSVP: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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SDP Heifers on Target/Heifer Rearing Webinar
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

SDP Heifers on Target/Heifer Rearing Webinar

WHEN: October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Subtropical Dairy is hosting an on-online discussion focusing on HEIFER REARING with Dr Carl Hockey.

Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms. At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore, for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well and get back in calf easily.  To achieve good productivity, a heifer must be well grown from day one.

Join us online for an interactive discussion and Q & A session, focusing on the Dairy Australia ‘Heifers on Target’ recommendations.  Make a note of any questions or issues you’d like answered and discussion will be focused around areas of interest to the group.

More information to follow next week.

Contact: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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FNQ Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

FNQ Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner

The Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner will be held at the Malanda RSL on Thursday 26th October @ 6.30pm. Bill Tranter will be the guest speaker on the night. Come along and enjoy a night out and complimentary meal with your friends and colleagues in the industry.

WHEN: October 26 @ 6.30pm
WHERE: Malanda RSL
RSVP: Jo Srhoj on 0458 065 695 or email jo@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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SDP Darling Downs Low Stress Calving/Transition Cows Management Farm Walk
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

SDP Darling Downs Low Stress Calving/Transition Cows Management Farm Walk

WHEN: October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Greg & Christine Clewleys farm, 366 Mt Darry Road Kulpi, Qld

Overall, a fully integrated transition diet can provide relative net benefits of up to $200 plus per cow per year.

The Low Stress Calving session is a 2 hour, on-farm, group discussion delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Carl Hockey.

The session focuses on how transition cow feed management can:

  • Adapt fresh cows rumens to high energy feeds
  • Avoid milk fever and other health problems around calving related to hypocalcaemia
  • Maintaining high feed intakes post calving and control body condition loss in early lactation.

Implementing an integrated approach to transition nutrition and fresh cow management results in:

  • Higher in-calf rates
  • Better use of labour
  • Lower culling and death rates
  • More milk (up to 300+litres / cow)

RSVP: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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SDP FNQ Introduction to Herd Nutrition Workshop
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

SDP FNQ Introduction to Herd Nutrition Workshop

WHEN: October 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE: JCU Centre, Next to Malanda Vet Clinic Malanda, Qld
WHO: Dr Brad Granzin, Executive Officer of Subtropical Dairy will facilitate a one-day workshop focussing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition.

The workshop will begin with a morning theory session covering the following topics:

  • The major nutrients required for milk production and dairy cow maintenance
  • An overview of the cow’s digestive tract and how it absorbs and processes key nutrients
  • What are some key things to focus on to achieve maximum performance from cows fed Setaria and other tropical pastures during summer.
  • Monitoring your herd for indicators of nutrition problems.
  • Question and answer session

This will be followed by a practical session on-farm focusing on pastures, the milking herd and supplementary feeding.

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

RSVP: Jo Srhoj on 0458 065 695 or email jo@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Maleny on the lunch on the 20 October in Maleny.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: TBA
WHEN: 20 October 12noon
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

 

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Gympie
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Gympie

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Gympie on the evening of 19 October at the Phoenix Hotel. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: Phoenix Hotel, 29 Red Hill Road, Gympie
WHEN: 19 October 6.30-8:30pm
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Beaudesert
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Beaudesert

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting at Beaudesert RSL on the evening of 18 October. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: Beaudesert RSL, 23/25 William Street, Beaudesert
WHEN: 18 October 6.30-8:30pm,
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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SEQ YDN visit to summer land camel farm
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

SEQ YDN visit to summer land camel farm

The SE Qld YDN is planning a visit to the Summer Land Camel Farm at Harrisville. Join us for the day to have a look at how the farm operates, how they milk their camels and the types of products they are marketing.

WHEN: October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Summer Land Camel Farm, 8 Charles Chauvel Dr, Harrisville, Qld
COST: $10 per person

Summerland Camel Farm is Australia’s first commercial scale camel dairy. Located in Harrisville, only 45 minutes out of Brisbane, Summerland is home to a herd of approx. 450 camels.

When the Government introduced the culling program targeting wild camels, director Jeffrey Flood, saw the opportunity to save the camels from a gruesome fate and started Summerland in 2015. Since then, the business has rapidly grown, currently producing around 350 litres of camel milk per day.

With lots of interest in the health benefits of consuming camel milk products the future of camel milk in Australia looks promising. Focusing more on camel milk products rather than fresh milk, Summerland produces cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and a range of skin care products.

The visit to the farm will incorporate a full farm tour looking at the working of a camel dairy and the day-to-day operations in the business, with Jeffrey Flood and a farm veterinarian.

Freshly made morning tea and a gourmet lunch of ‘desert wagyu’ steak sandwiches will be on offer for our YDN group.

RSVP: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Women in farm business workshop - Caboolture
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

Women in farm business workshop - Caboolture

WHERE: Caboolture Hub Seminar Room - 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.

These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move.

Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.

Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.

These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

For more information, contact Jane Muller on jmuller@growcom.com.au

REGISTER HERE

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Women in farm business workshop - Toowoomba
Oct
17
9:30 AM09:30

Women in farm business workshop - Toowoomba

WHERE: DAF Seminar Room - Tor St, Toowoomba

In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.

These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move.

Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.

Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.

These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

For more information, contact Jane Muller on jmuller@growcom.com.au

REGISTER HERE

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda

WHEN: 12 October 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: Lion Training Room, Malanda

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.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Malanda
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Malanda

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting at Malanda Hotel on the evening of 11 October at Malanda Hotel. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE:  Malanda Hotel, 12 English Street, Malanda
WHEN: 11 October 6.30-8:30pm

COST: FREE
 
Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Millaa Millaa
Oct
11
10:30 AM10:30

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Millaa Millaa

WHEN: 11 October, 10.30am-2.00pm
WHERE: CWA Hall, 3 Palm Ave, Millaa Millaa

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.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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