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Facial Eczema pasture spore monitoring program

This program helps dairy farmers keep track of Facial Eczema danger levels and make an informed choice as to the Facial Eczema strategy for their own farm.

When local pasture spore counts are trending upwards of 20,000 spores/gram and weather conditions look favourable for sporulation, monitor your own farm's pasture spore counts week to week and implement Facial Eczema control and prevention strategies.

*NS denotes no sample has been taken.

Date Threshold Darnum paddock 1 Darnum paddock 2
17-Dec-2018 20000 NS NS
24-Dec-2018 20000 NS NS
31-Dec-2018 20000 NS NS
7-Jan-2019 20000 10000 0
14-Jan-2019 20000 NS NS
21-Jan-2019 20000 5000 0
28-Jan-2019 20000 NS NS
4-Feb-2019 20000 10000 0
11-Feb-2019 20000 NS NS
18-Feb-2019 20000 110000 10000
25-Feb-2019 20000 NS NS
4-Mar-2019 20000 5000 85000
11-Mar-2019 20000 NS NS
18-Mar-2019 20000 150000 25000
25-Mar-2019 20000 NS NS
1-Apr-2019 20000 5000 20000
8-Apr-2019 20000 NS NS
15-Apr-2019 20000 NS NS
22-Apr-2019 20000 NS NS
29-Apr-2019 20000 NS NS
6-May-2019 20000 NS NS
13-May-2019 20000 NS NS


Dairy biosecurity

Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.

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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