TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.
The Crole family at Simpson in south-west Victoria has made a habit of appearing in Australia’s top 100 milk quality lists, and that’s a habit they want to continue.
It really shouldn’t have been this dry - after all, it was the last week in June and it was Gippsland! In fact, the only problem we had as we walked across the designated calving paddock on that day was the icy wind which was intent on going through anything in its path rather than around it!
Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their “annual holiday”.
Ground breaking research towards the development of a vaccine for bovine mastitis is about to get underway in a Brisbane laboratory.
Russell and Stuart both manage family farms milking about 450 cows in a rotary dairy without automatic cup removers.
RECENTLY, I dropped one of the family cars into the service centre in the morning for what I expected to be a normal routine service.
SOME of our dairy regions have experienced a wet winter for the first time in a number of years, and many farms have found it a test of their patience as well as a test of their infrastructure and systems.