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Welcome to the first of Performance Probiotics monthly newsletters.

Performance Probiotics is one of the oldest Probiotics companies on the Australian market, but through our newsletter, we are adopting the newest technology to deliver you the latest, most up to date information on animal nutrition, feeding systems and important information on the Dairy Industry that is available to us. ENJOY...

 

 

PERFORMANCE PROBIOTICS HAS A NEW WEBSITE!

We are proud to deliver to you our new and extremely informative website www.performanceprobiotics.com Please take some time to view our site. It has all the information that you need to know about Performance, DFM's and Probiotics in general, as well as the latest Dairy Industry News.

 

 

ABOUT PERFORMANCE PROBIOTICS

Our vision at Performance Probiotics is to increase Australia's milk productivity through natural feeding systems – We Build Healthy Cows.

 

Performance Probiotics is the highest concentrated most protected and trusted Probiotics on the market today. Probiotics are the future – they are the natural and safe way to improve animal health and productivity without the need for antibiotics and ionophores. Performance Probiotics have been used successfully in US dairy rations from 1984 and in Australia since 1999.

 

To find out more about Performance's products, features and benefits, visit www.performanceprobiotics.com


 

Real Farmers. Real Results.

CRAIG BRUEM - NSW

Craig Bruem – NSW 550 milking cows (80% Holstein/ 15% Jersey/ 5% Cross-bred) 7500 litres (4.2% fat 3.3% protein) Our operation is based around a pasture production system. We graze Lucerne in summer and Rye grass in winter. Pasture is supplemented by approx. 8kg wheat/barley grain fed in the dairy and pasture/wheat silage fed along the pasture strip in the paddock.

• Why did you choose Performance in the 1st place?

When you understand how a ruminant works feeding Probiotics seemed logical

• What are the things you like most about Performance now that you have been using our product/s for a little while? What does it help you achieve?

Healthy Calf Plus is best described as our insurance policy for calf rearing considering we hire outside help who have no experience in animal husbandry. It does not take away the importance of TLC and Hygiene in rearing the calves but it certainly goes along way to making sure the inside of the calf is thriving.

The thing we notice most with the Healthy Herd Plus is the cows regain body condition quickly after low intake due to pasture shortage or heat stress. This is of great value to us in a pasture base system. It also equates to approximately two litres of milk production under normal conditions for us.

• What is the 'major benefit' you see in using Performance?

Without doubt the major benefit for us using Performance is the 'Probiotics' helping to keep the cow healthy. However it does have many other benefits such as the production that goes with that and the simplicity in its use.


 

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News from Maxum Foods on the Dairy Market...

Maxum Foods is our parent company and is one of Australia and New Zealand's principal suppliers of Bulk Dairy Products to the Food Ingredient, Human Health and Nutrition and Animal Nutrition industries. See www.maxumfoods.com.au

 

Fonterra opens early

Fonterra Australia has got the jump on the market by announcing opening 2010/11 milk prices in Victoria and Tasmania which will provide a forecast average price of $4.36 per kilogram of milk solids, up 20% from last year's opening. In addition, Fonterra declared a further price increase for the current 2009/10 season, stepping up by 4c/kg fat and 10c/kg protein.

 

Dairy Australia says April milk flows were up

Australian milk production was up in April by 2.5 per cent over a year ago according to Dairy Australia. There were signs of increased growth in Tasmania, Gippsland, and western Victoria. This result, if confirmed, would bring year to date production for the 10 months to 7.75 billion litres, down by 5.2 per cent on 2008/09.

 

Aussie Farmers Direct to go ahead with plant

The Aussie Farmers Direct proposal to redeveloping the former Bonlac factory at Camperdown into a fresh milk processing plant has been approved by the Corangamite shire council without objections. The company intends to process 15 to 20 billion litres of milk in its first year, which will be initially be marketed into its Melbourne and Sydney supply channels, and employ up to 40 people in its early stages.

 

EU offloads butter, SMP intervention stocks

Against the background of rising dairy prices and a split in EU members on the merits of the move, the EU has decided to release up to 25,000 tonnes of butter and 65,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder from the intervention stocks in the first round of offers. This comes after lobbying by the industry for the EU Commission to release stocks to subdue rising prices and increase market supply. (Source – Fresh Logic)

 

 

 

YOUR BACK YARD.

 

I have definitely moved into the Western Districts at an opportune time to witness the best Autumn break in many years over a lot of the area, the country over the bulk of western Victoria is looking fantastic. Unfortunately the start in SA and the west of Victoria hasn't been as kind however things seem to be picking up.

 

It is great to find not only a turning in the season but also in the attitude towards the industry moving forward. We have watched with anticipation as commodity prices remain firm on international markets despite the strong AUD, and we as a company are very positive about the prospects for the coming year.

 

To those of you I have yet to catch up with I apologise and will do my best to get in touch in the near future. To everyone else I thank you for the warm (not referring to the weather) welcome to the area and I look forward to working with you.

 

Performance Probiotics and I are committed to developing sustainable profit and growth in your business.

 

Yours in Healthy Cows....

TOM NEWTON

Western Victoria & South Australia

M 0439 773 145

E tom@performanceprobiotics.com

 

 

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Around the Grounds - Area Reports

Western Districts Victoria & South Australia

I have definitely moved into the Western Districts at an opportune time to witness the best Autumn break in many years over a lot of the area, the country over the bulk of western Victoria is looking fantastic. Unfortunately the start in SA and the west of Victoria hasn't been as kind however things seem to be picking up. It is great to find not only a turning in the season but also in the attitude towards the industry moving forward. We have watched with anticipation as commodity prices remain firm on international markets despite the strong AUD, and we as a company are very positive about the prospects for the coming year. To those of you I have yet to catch up with I apologise and will do my best to get in touch in the near future. To everyone else I thank you for the warm (not referring to the weather) welcome to the area and I look forward to working with you.
Performance Probiotics and I are committed to developing sustainable profit and growth in your business. Yours in Healthy Cows.... Tom Newton 

Gippsland Victoria

Autumn calving is in full swing here in Gippsland with many clients taking advantage of our Calf rearing program to ensure the calves are given the best opportunity to be as strong and healthy as possible. The addition of the Virkon and Naturclean to the program has meant that strong biosecurity practices are established right from the start, killing off any bugs left over from last season. Good rains over the start of the season have been a promising autumn break which is making many farmers more confident with pasture availability on farm. Interest in lead feeding using Fire Up has been positive with farmers who have trialled it, having fewer issues such as retained placentas and milk fever at calving. Just a reminder that the Genetics Australia stores in Leongatha, Maffra and Warragul are now stocking our gels and calving products, in case you run out mid month.  Tip for the month- post calving - put 10cc DFM gel on the newborn calves back, so that the cow can lick it off, giving her the boost from the gel to recover and making it easier for you to administer to her. Regards, Libby Heard

Northern Victoria

Autumn calving is in full swing here in Northern Victoria with many clients taking advantage of our Calf rearing program to ensure the calves are given the best opportunity to be as strong and healthy as possible. The addition of the Virkon and Naturclean to the program has meant that strong biosecurity practices are established right from the start, killing off any bugs left over from last season. Good rains over the start of the season have been a promising autumn break which is making many farmers more confident with pasture availability on farm. Interest in lead feeding using Fire Up has been positive with farmers who have trialled it, having fewer issues such as retained placentas and milk fever at calving. Tip for the month- post calving - put 10cc DFM gel on the newborn calves back, so that the cow can lick it off, giving her the boost from the gel to recover and making it easier for you to administer to her. Regards, Libby Heard

North Coast NSW And Queensland

 Welcome Northerners to our backyard! Our backyard is a quick rundown on what is happening in this Northern part of the country, I look forward to hearing some feedback on what you want to hear about!
·Summer pasture on the North Coast NSW is going off while ryegrass is on track and ready for winter
·The Darling Downs is experiencing a good season with plenty of harvested sorghum around
·North Queensland has been warm with some rain which is giving all pastures a kick along
·Changes to the milk pricing structure is causing concern to the majority of farmers in the area in particular the farmers in North Queensland who are limited with choice with only 1 major processor in the region
·It's been a busy start to the Autumn with a few shows and sales around the place. Congratulations to Performance customers-
o       Brett and Sue McGinn -Champion cow, Reserve and Honourable Mention at Kempsey Show
o       Gerber Farms -  Reserve Champion Juvenile at Toowoomba, Supreme Champion Juvenile and Intermediate champion at Gympie show and a sale average of almost $3000 for their Wivenhoe Holsteins inaugural annual heifer sale.
Regards, Kellie Cooke

Southern NSW and Tablelands

·What a great start to the autumn season for most places in NSW.
·Hopefully most of you would be done planting bar the unfortunate guys out west who have had to deal with the bloody locusts, hopefully there would have been some more frosts since I was out there this month and they will have die down for now.
·Sydney Show 2010, what a great show, congratulations to the owners of broad ribbon animals and congratulations to our customers that exhibited.
·Recently many suppliers have been informed by Nat foods on their new tiered pricing system, I hope that when the time comes everyone can get the best possible outcome, with the world market picking up considerably in the last 10 months Victoria can be assured of good pricing this season and hopefully that will mean a fair tier 2 price for NSW Nat Foods suppliers .
·I Hope that the cows are milking well, so rain comes soon, (hopefully this week) and that you all are faring well yourselves. I look forward to working with you to. Jason Chesworth

Tasmania

·Welcome to our first newsletter, I hope this finds you well, and that the season is fair.
·I was in Tassie in the first week of May to experience my first ever "Ag-fest" , it was great to catch up with many of you and great as well to meet so many more, It was a great few days and look forward to doing it again next year.
·It has been great over the last few months to get a run down on Tasmanian agriculture from some valued sources. It is so interesting to see the diversification of agriculture in TAS, from Poppies and Pyrethrum in the summer to Spuds and carrots in the autumn. It is unreal to see it all in such a small area.
·That week also helped me to adjust to the weather down here, I know last winter was a tough one so I hope that this season comes up to satisfaction.
·I hope that you all are well and look forward to working with you to
 Kind Regards Jason Chesworth

 

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