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This link of pasture consumption to profitability tells us that we must not allow anything to take away from our main source of efficiency if we want to continue to produce milk at a competitive price... Problems with the system include: Cows being pushed to or away from the dairy by bad weather... The main findings are: Robotic dairies need to be adapted to suit the best grazing outcomes in Australia and New Zealand Robotic dairies are quickly becoming affordable Local farmers and municipal waste sites could work together using gasifiers to the advantage of both parties Corporates and local farmers need to work together..
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The findings of the study project were based on information obtained from visiting a number of progressive global dairy farming operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland and through research provided by agricultural specialists in this area... If and when there is a necessity to supplement the feed ration with higher levels of starch and/or forages, the alternative aforementioned processes could also be undertaken... The report provides nutritional options to improve our current pasture based systems...
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Other impacts and conflicts of interest may have a long term effect on the success of implementing genomics and I will address these issues the dairy industry and policy makers will need to consider if it is to be successful... The Australian dairy industry has seen vast genetic improvements over the last 70 years with the introduction of Artificial Insemination (AI), herd testing, semen processing, sire proofing, introduction of breeding values for traits and now the evolution of genomic technology... It is imperative that any data collected from herd recording figures, workability data or confirmation evaluation, needs to follow a clear and definite path to the final users in order for service providers to evaluate in an appropriate and prompt manner delivering accurate and valuable information to the farming industry to allow farmers to make more informed decisions to drive their business into the future...
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Finally I would like to thank my wife Gillian, for her unwavering support and encouragement throughout my Nuffield Scholarship year... Australia in the same manner, farmers will have to modify their production system by feeding higher levels of concentrates to cows (to reach potential production) or abandon seasonal calving due to poorer reproductive performance, or both... Business management decisions are greatly impacted on by local legislation, local markets, and the individual production system business strategies are not covered in detail in this report...
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