THE Dairy Futures Cooperative Research Centre has a new website.
Featuring video clips, audio interviews and stories covering everything from designer grasses to sexed semen, the website is designed to keep farmers up to date with the progress of the CRC and its projects.
- Visit the website at dairyfuturescrc.com.au
BREAKFASTS rich in regular-fat dairy foods, including cream and butter, have been found to lower the levels of risk indicators for heart disease, according to new Australian research.
Scientists from Melbourne's Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute examined the effect meals containing rich dairy products had on inflammation markers - risk indicators of heart disease and diabetes - in blood.
The study, supported by the Dairy Health and Nutrition Consortium, involved 13 overweight or obese adults who were given meals containing differing dairy foods on different days over a tw three-week period.
It was found that none of the dairy food increased any of the markers, and that breakfasts rich in cream, butter or low-fat milk actually lowered marker levels.
SAVING energy in the dairy is the focus of a field day hosted by the Young Dairy Development program.
It will be held at Peter and Kerry Collins' property at 1080 Promontory Rd, Fish Creek, on October 20, from 11am-1pm.
The day will look at one shed in detail and consider options for reducing costs.
Speakers include Gabriel Hakim from AgVet Projects and Darold Klindworth from the Department of Primary Industries.
RSVP by October 18.
- For more details, Kylie Barry on 0428 889 337 or yddpgipps@gippsdairy
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