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ImProving Herds: Linking Dairy Herd Improvement and Profit

Dairy farmers and anyone interested in the link between herd improvement and profit are invited to attend The National Muster field day at the Jelbart farm, Leongatha South, Victoria on 10 May 2018.

  • Hear how the next generation of the Jelbart family is approaching their dairy business
  • Learn how astute genetic selection is now less complex
  • Get the facts behind the claim that there are real profit gains to be made from using breeding indices and genomics
  • See the figures on the value of genomic testing heifers

Showcasing the wealth of collaboration, science and understanding in the dairy industry, the Gardiner Foundation’s ImProving Herds project is led by Dr Jennie Pryce from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) and is supported by Dairy Australia, DataGene Limited, National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA) and Holstein Australia.

The National Muster Field Day is presented by the ImProving Herds project and GippsDairy, with the program including:

  • ImProving Herds focus farmers: Tim Jelbart, Sam McCluggage (WVic), Jared Ireland (NVic), Brad O’Shannessy (NVic)
  • The Jelbart support team: staff, advisors and vet
  • The ImProving Herds team

The ImProving Herds project National Muster is free to attend but registration is essential.

To find out more about the ImProving Herds project or register for the National Muster on Thursday 10 May visit www.nationalmuster.com.

Further information is available from Erika Oakes at DataGene on 0427 995 248 or Sallie Clynes at GippsDairy on 0437 832 877.

ImProving Herds Linking Dairy Herd Improvement and Profit

Pictured are Tim Jelbart (blue shirt), General Manager and Mike Kilkenny, Farm Manager (green shirt).