Nuffield Australia 2014 Scholarship winner
Paul Niven, from Stanley in Tasmania, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by Dairy Australia.
Paul researched an integrated dairy farm management system that includes the physical and financial information to reduce risk in the business.
When he received his scholarship, Paul was Business Manager (Dairy) for the Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) company, Australia’s largest dairy farming business. Paul’s role was to oversee the production and profitability of the dairy business, which includes 25 dairies ranging from 300 to 1800 cows and a heifer rearing facility. He is now working for a major dairy processor in China.
Paul had several areas he wanted to investigate in researching an integrated dairy farm management system.
“I wanted to see how to integrate commodity pricing into our management system, research environmental recording and monitoring, grazing management, as well as stock information and management,” he explained.
Paul had ongoing challenges in monitoring both the current, in‐season performance of the properties he managed, as well adjusting to longer‐term factors.
Paul visited New Zealand, the USA, Brazil, Ireland, China and Saudi Arabia to complete his studies.
Location: Stanley, Tasmania
Mobile: 0448 006 316
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