One of the biggest weeks of the agricultural calendar will begin in Tatura on January 20.BOB NICOL January 1, 2013 1:55pm
The International Dairy Week Committee is hard at work finalising a program of events for the week of January 20 to 24, with the aim of providing something for everyone — from paddock to plate.
Behind the scenes IDW has launched a new website, an online entry system and have also taken on the world with e-newsletters and Twitter.
Some of this year’s events will include:
The free seminars will be held on the hour from 9
The full line-up is available on the IDW website at www.internationaldairyweek.com.au
One workshop will feature Tim Abbott, supported by ABS Australia, speaking on ‘‘Using Top Genetics as a Revenue Generator for Commercial Herds’’.
Mr Abbott is no stranger to the Holstein world. He currently owns St Jacobs ABC which samples 15 bulls per year, mostly Holstein and RW Holstein but a few Jerseys. They provide ABS Global distributors around the world with a source of high type genetics focused on show ring, cow families and high type sire stacks.
Brian Leslie, who is busy lining up a great array of cattle for sale, feels there is no greater Australian event than IDW for Holstein breeders and supporters.
He said International Dairy Week would see a great line-up of international experts take to the ring to judge a fantastic array of Australian cattle from renowned and new breeders around Australia.
‘‘IDW is recognised as the third largest dairy cattle show in the world. A win or a place at International Dairy Week is a marketing plus and I encourage all owners to enter,’’ Mr Leslie said.
‘‘With the fantastic support of all IDW sponsors we are able to provide an expo event second to none of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and I am again expecting a large contingent of international visitors to take in the best of the Australian dairy industry.
‘‘Also, what a chance to catch up with all your mates in the dairy world and have the opportunity to make more.’’
International Dairy Week takes place at Tatura Park from Sunday, January 20 to Thursday, January 24 and entry is free to all events.
‘‘Without question, dairy producers will want to include the 2013 International Dairy Week as their one-stop event to view Australia’s dairy industry products and services,’’ Mr Leslie said.
Elements of the vision for revitalising the Shepparton central business district are falling into place.
The Tungamah Football Netball Club has completed a fairytale season to clinch the Picola and District Football Netball League South East Premiership with an emphatic 106 point win over the Katamatite Tigers at Tungamah.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh will announce upgrades to Bendigo to Echuca rail line, as well as a further upgrade to the Deniliquin line for rice freight, during celebrations at Echuca Railway station tomorrow.
David and Katrina Christie’s Nanneella dairy farm is now home to one of the biggest sheds in the district, a 160m by 37m monster.
Don’t write Ky off yet, says coach ahead of preliminary final
Seymour event packs out St Mary's College on Saturday night.
People travelled from all around the region to attend an open day at the Berrigan Rural Fire Service on Saturday.
Mia Mia Cricket Club is about to field its first cricket team since 2001
Cobram Mens Shed chips away at the issue of mental health but calls for more space.
Breakout seasons from Deni Rovers Jamie Thorpe and Nick Hay have seen the pair rewarded with respective best and fairest titles.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
More than 320 000 foxes and 1500 wild dogs had been eradicated under the bounty scheme in the past three years.
- Motorcycle ride raises money for cancer charity
- Leukaemia patients come together to support Light the Night Benalla
- Permit sought for a clay target shooting range at a disused quarry at Baddaginnie
- Acclaimed pastry chef returns to Benalla
- Benalla resident on journey to help others with mental illness
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.