Research project – investigating innovative cow health monitoring technology

By |2018-01-13T18:16:12+11:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

by Alex Crosbie Technology and innovation are a critical means by which businesses can become more efficient, productive and profitable.  In the dairy industry the evolution and availability of mobile cow monitoring tools such as e-collars and ear tags enable farmers to accurately and easily monitor activity and rumination.  These emerging technologies pose many questions

A new approach to worm control

By |2018-01-13T18:15:44+11:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

by Monica Ryan For a long time drench resistance was only considered a problem for sheep producers. Recent work on dairy farms in Gippsland and South-West Victoria has shown that resistance in cattle worm species (particularly stomach worm Ostertagia) is common to all classes of anthelmintic products. The study in Maffra dairy farms showed 100%