Improving Herds Project

ImProving Herds – summary of findingslogo

The ImProving Herds project brought together world-class experts in a collaboration of the dairy industry, with the aim of turning complex science into simple, data-driven decisions to deliver profits to farmers.

The project involved four modules of work which investigated:

  1. The financial contribution of genetics to dairy businesses.
  2. The value of genotyping heifers to the dairy businesses.
  3. The value of herd testing to dairy businesses.
  4. The contribution of genetics to reducing dairy’s environmental footprint. 

Click the image below to download a summary of the project findings.

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Farmer Case Studies

Click on the images below to read more about each farmer's experience during the project.

Josh Balcombe

Josh Balcombe

Warrion, VIC

 

Gallatly

Guy & Leanne Gallatly

Maffra, VIC

 

o'shannessy

Brad & Megan O'Shannessy

Cooma, VIC 

 

Martin

Brandan Martin

Bamawm, VIC

 

shannon

Nathan Shannon

Katunnga, VIC

 

glass

Patrick Glass

Gundowring, VIC

 

chant

Sarah Chant

Warrion, VIC

 

Ireland

Jared & Courtney Ireland

Lockington, VIC

 

whiting

Linda Whiting

Simpson, VIC

 

parish

Lyn Parish

Winchelsea South, VIC

 

mccluggage

Sam McCluggage

Allansford, VIC

 

eccles

Anthony Eccles

Purnim, VIC

 

billing & simpson

Mark Billing & Sam Simpson

Larpent, VIC

 

lenehan

Paul & Adam Lenehan

Crossley, VIC

 

missen

Tim Missen

Denison, VIC

 

leppin

Toby Leppin

Bena, VIC

 

jelbart

Tim Jelbart

Leongatha South, VIC

 

saunders & day

Trevor Suanders & Anthea Day

Shady Creek, VIC

 

clark

Terry & Janine Clark

Nerrena, VIC

 

mumford

Paul & Lisa Mumford

Won Wron, VIC

 

axford

Michael Axford

Korumburra, VIC

 

owen

David Owen

Finley, NSW

 

tonge

Fleur, Elizabeth and Sam Tonge

Dobbies Bight, NSW

 

parrish

Darren & Sharon Parrish

Bodalla, NSW

 

fraser

Mark Fraser

Aberdeen, NSW

 

Teese

Rodney Teese

Veresdale, QLD

 

chalk

Geoff & Ruth Chalk

Boonah, QLD

 

hamilton

Graeme & Michele Hamilton

Mt Gambier, SA

 

Zweck

Gary Zweck

Blyth, SA

 

mcgregor

Ian & Ruth McGregor

Busselton, WA

 

Lisa Broad

Lockington, VIC

harris

Peter Harris

Dardanup, WA

mccartie

Cheryl McCartie & Theo van Brecht

Ringarooma, TAS

Carpenter

Gary & Bev Carpenter

South Riana, TAS

Marian McDonald

Jack River, VIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video or click the image to find out more about the National Muster at Jelbart Dairy on the 10th May 2018. Thebooklet launch of the ImProving Herds findings.

 

 

 

ImProving Herds