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Animal health workshops

There are a number of essential courses, workshops and discussion groups to assist farmers with maintaining and improving the health of your herd. These are all run through your RDP. 

RDP Contacts


Dairy NSW
tel: 1800 270 778

Western Dairy

Western Dairy
tel: 0429 110 485

Murray Dairy

Murray Dairy
tel: 583 35312

WestVic Dairy

WestVic Dairy
tel: 555 71000

GippsDairy GippsDairy
tel: 562 43900
Subtropical Dairy Subtropical Dairy
tel: 0431 197 479
DairyTas DairyTas
tel: 643 22233
DairySA DairySA
tel: 0438 262 966

Courses, workshops and discussion groups

Learning options for you and your farm team are:

Healthy Hooves farmer workshop

This hands-on workshop will teach you and your team valuable skills such as how to pare the hoof, examine lame cows, administer a block and more. You’ll learn exactly what causes lameness and how to prevent some simple cases of it on your farm. Contact your RDP to find out more about the next Healthy Hooves farmer workshop in your region.

Down Cow workshop

Learn effective prevention strategies and treatment for cows down and unable to rise. With this workshop you’ll learn effective nursing strategies to maximise their chances of recovery. Contact your RDP to register.

Euthanasia of livestock farmer workshop

Ensure the most humane treatment of your sick, injured or unsaleable cows with this course which will teach you effective, swift and least painful methods of humane euthanasia of cows. This course covers the most up-to-date compliance information on humane euthanasia of livestock.Contact your RDP to register.

Healthy calves farmer workshop

Learn practical skills such as how to reduce antimicrobial residues and much more at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the workshop you and your team will know exactly what it takes to rear calves which become healthy cows.

Webinar - Mycoplasma biosecurity

Protect your farm from serious diseases such as mycoplasma infections and learn best practice in mycoplasma biosecurity via this one hour webinar. Watch the webinar on YouTube.


Contact your local RDP to find out more about courses and to register.


Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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