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Feed planning for Profitability and Risk Reduction

By |2018-04-16T02:51:52+00:00April 16th, 2018|Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Usually the largest cash cost on a dairy farm is feed. So, you would expect that most dairy farmers manage their feed resources very closely, on a proactive rather than reactive way. […]

Feed Base Management for Profitability – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

By |2018-04-16T02:54:08+00:00April 16th, 2018|Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Due to the extremely dry weather since November 2017, our nutrition team have spent many hours with farmers formulating plans and rations for milk production in the absence of pasture.  […]

Baby Calves & the Key to a Productive Future

By |2018-02-19T08:30:24+00:00February 4th, 2018|Expert Advice|

When calves are born the only compartment of their stomach that is fully functional is the abomasum. The omasum, rumen and reticulum compartments are present but not functional yet (See Fig. 1). Hence, newborn calves are not yet functioning as ruminants. […]

The Second Worst Way to Feed Cows

By |2018-02-04T06:21:34+00:00February 4th, 2018|Expert Advice|

A ration out of balance is the second worst way to feed cows and expect them to perform in a sustained, profitable way. What is the worst? Feeding them junk; luckily this is less common, but out of balance rations certainly aren’t. Point of the story – feed your cows well and they will look [...]

Rectal Prolapses in Sheep Feedlots: Incidence, Causes & Costs

By |2016-11-22T13:38:04+00:00August 18th, 2016|Expert Advice, Stock Health|

Different situations may affect the profitability of the sheep feedlot business. Within those situations farmers usually pay attention to the big ones; low daily weight gains, high mortality rates, labor that is not fully utilized to mention a few. […]

Saludos Hasta Luego Nico Pineda

By |2016-11-22T13:38:04+00:00July 30th, 2016|Customer, Staff News, Western Victoria|

Q1. What have you enjoyed most about your time in Australia? The experience as a whole. From the time spent as a Master’s Student at Melbourne University, the people that I’ve met from all around the world, the culture, the restaurants, the farms and the farmers….all of it. Of course, the cherry on top of [...]

From the Ground Up

By |2016-11-22T13:38:04+00:00July 30th, 2016|Customer, Event, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Maximising Dairy Farm Feed Sources With global, dairy, commodity prices taking a beating in the last 6-months, now more than ever do farmers need to focus on the management of their feed inputs and how to extract best value nutrition. With prices predicted to rebound in the following 24-months it will be essential to be in a [...]

RSF Ladies to receive Leadership Scholarship Funding

By |2016-11-22T13:38:05+00:00July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Well done to Rosli Reid (RSF co-owner), Lisa Dickinson (RSF Cobden Site Manager) and Kelly Slattery (RSF Senior Nutritionist) who were recently nominated and accepted into the Women and Leadership Australia performance program. Just reward and recognition for hard-work and the high standards you all set for yourselves. […]

President Bee Gee

By |2016-11-22T13:38:05+00:00July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Colbinabbin Truck Driver, Brian Griffiths who after many years of hard-work contributing to the community efforts of the Rochester Rotary Club was recently elected to the position of club president. Brian took over from outgoing President Noel Lucas and will hold the position for at least the next 12-months. The Rochester Rotary group [...]

Adrian Meade Innovation Program

By |2016-12-22T21:56:39+00:00July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Reid Stockfeeds recently hosted a tour of the Cobden mill for year 10 and 11 students on the 2016 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Adrian Meade Dairy Innovation Program. The 12 students were taking part in a six-day program showing them the whole dairy industry supply chain and the opportunities it provides for great careers in [...]

Congratulations Angie on 10-years

By |2016-11-22T13:38:05+00:00May 24th, 2016|Gippsland, Victoria, Staff News|

Thanks Angie for 10-years holding down the fort of Gippsland's administration. In Rosli Reid's own words; "Angie has a special rapport with our customers. She knows our customer base exceptionally well not only due to her longevity with us but also because of her own dairy farm together with husband Scott. We greatly appreciate that Angie has stuck [...]