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    Leadership journey with evolving style

    One of the great surprises of Stuart Crosthwaite’s Melbourne university years was being elected president of his hometown cricket club in north-east Victoria. As a dairy farming teenager “too shy to put his hand up in class”, Stuart had no...
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    From ‘townie’ to farming

    “I’ve been very lucky all the way along to have really good employers,” says Gippsland dairy farmer, Katherine Byrne. “As an outsider, they have all been very good at teaching me and encouraging me to gain knowledge.” Growing up as...
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    Making his way in dairy

    How do you get into the dairy industry if you’re not from a dairy farming family? Peter Kerr grew up in suburban Melbourne and had family friends in dairy farming. He spent holidays and other free time on the farm....
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    Starting out in a dairy career

    There are many ways to start out in dairying and so many different career opportunities. Cate Jago, from Bessibelle in SW Victoria, lived next door to a dairy farm when she was growing up. At first she hung around the...
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    Feedback on draft Dairy Plan and next steps

    Dear Dairy Industry Stakeholder, Today we have published a short summary of industry feedback on the draft Australian Dairy Plan. This document outlines themes and ideas in 19 items of feedback received from individuals and organisations prior to consultation closing on...
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    New traits for genetic improvement

    The DairyBio Animal Program is targeting an additional value of $350 per cow per year in Australian dairy herds through genetic improvement, lower costs by enabling selection for health traits and developing improved breeding management tools. Genetic improvement for traits...
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