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.

Brendan Martin

 Brendan Martin

(Bamawm, VIC)

Nathan Shannon

 Nathan Shannon

(Katunga, VIC)

Jared & Courtney Ireland

Jared & Coutney Ireland (Lockington, VIC)

Patrick Glass

Patrick Glass 

(Gundowring, VIC)

Sarah Chant

Sarah Chant

(Warrion, VIC)

 

Sam Simpson & Mark Billing

Sam Simpson & Mark Billing

(Larpent, VIC)

Linda Whiting

Linda Whiting

(Simpson, VIC)

Lyn Parish

Lyn Parish

(Winchelsea South VIC)

 

Sam McCluggage

Sam McCluggage

(Allansford, VIC)

Anthony Eccles

Anthony Eccles

(Purnim, VIC)

 

Paul & Adam Lenehan

Paul & Adam Lenehan

(Crossley, VIC)

 

Trevor Saunders & Anthea Day

Trevor Saunders & Anthea Day

(Shady creek, VIC)

Tim Missen

 Tim Missen

(Denison, VIC)

 

 

Toby Leppin

Toby Leppin

(Bena, VIC)

 

Tim Jelbart

Tim Jelbart

(Leongatha South, VIC)

Terry & Janine Clark

Terry & Janine Clark (Nerrena, VIC)

Paul & Lisa Mumford

Paul & Lisa Mumford   (Won Wron, VIC)

Michael Axford and family

Michael Axford and family (Korumburra, VIC)

David Owen

David Owen 

(Finley, NSW)

Fleur, Elizabeth & Sam Tonge

Fleur, Elizabeth & Sam Tonge (Dobbies Bight, NSW)

Sharon & Darren Parrish

Sharon & Darren Parrish (Bodalla, NSW)

  Rodney Teese

Rodney Teese (Versdale, QLD)

Gary Zweck

Gary Zweck

(Blyth, SA)

 

Graeme & Michele Hamilton

Graeme & Michele Hamilton

(Mt Gambier, SA)

Ruth & Ian McGregor

Ruth & Ian McGregor

(Busselton, WA)

Garry & Bev Carpenter

Garry & Bev Carpenter

(South Riana, TAS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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