The Most Profitable & Sustainable Cow

At the 2023 Annual Conference in Invercargill, members were delighted to hear from Dr. Steve Little on his report ‘Jersey – The Most Profitable & Sustainable Cow’ prepared for Jersey Australia in 2021.

Steve Little, of Capacity+ Ag Consulting, is an Australian veterinarian with additional qualifications in ruminant nutrition and agribusiness management. He is an honorary fellow and chief examiner of the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition. He is also a past president of the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition and the Cattle Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Steve has extensive experience as a farm advisor, providing herd nutrition, reproduction, health and productivityadvice, and as a consultant to animal nutrition and health companies, other commercial agribusinesses and public sector research and development organisations.

He has led or contributed to many R & D projects and extension programs in Australia including InCalf, feed.FIBRE.future, Feed2Milk, Cool Cows and Feeding the Genes. Steve also developed the Advanced Nutrition in Action training program for dairy farmers and advisors now being delivered across Australia by Dairy Australia.

The desktop economic modelling of Jerseys vs Holstein Friesians in Australian dairy production systems was produced by Scott Barnett.

Report reproduced courtesy of Jersey Australia.