THE Australian Brown Swiss record for milk, fat and protein produced in a single lactation has been broken by a cow in Deniliquin, in NSW.
Benleigh Jetway Donna 4-EX90 has produced 15,190 litres at 3.3 per cent or 500kg butterfat and 3.4 per cent or 511kg protein in 305 days.
This eclipses the previous record by 2000 litres.
The seven-year-old cow - owned by Ian, Cathy and Richard Simpson, of Hunterfield Pastoral Company - has a PI of 150, an average cell count of 98 cells/ml and has produced 54,966 litres across her lifetime. She was bred by Max and Robyn Wake, of Benleigh Brown Swiss, at Singleton in NSW.
This breed achievement follows Sherbrooke El Bianca EX90-STP Gold setting a new lifetime production benchmark earlier this year.
The cow, bred by Susan Brown and family of Strathmerton, had produced 121,505 litres at the end of her 10th lactation, and has just calved again.
QUEENSLAND'S Sunshine Coast will be the venue for the Australian Dairy Conference, and registrations for the February event are now open.
Discussion topics include: farming for the future, including on-farm technology; workplace culture; the changing nature of Western Australian dairy product marketing; and, business strategies to combat volatility.
There will be speakers from across Australia, the US and UK.
The conference runs from February 25-27 at the Twin Waters Resort, Noosa, and farm tours are available at the start and end of the event. For more details, go to australiandairyconference.com.au.
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