Milk quality – Q3 results in

The lowest bulk milk cell counts for the first quarter of this year are listed below.  Congratulations to all and thank you for your efforts.

January – March 2021
KF & FC Collins Ravenshoe 108,218
DA & CG Vonhoff Jondaryn 109,437
JR & BR Daley Millaa Millaa 152,967
RJ & CJ Hartin Millaa Millaa 157,509
MC & JM Macdonald Pechey 163,928
MacArthur Stanham Holdings Menangle 145,674
Miss ES Bowman Singleton 149,474
GF & RF Herne & TL Russell Brundee 150,747
Glencoe Estates Jerrara 169,670
J Strong & P Haertch Albion Park 179,779
Loxby Brown Swiss Laceby 93,106
JP & LB Edwards Leitchville 100,953
R & S Robertson Yarraweyah 103,896
RG BI & KM Bond Torrens Vale 118,998
JH & BA Dealy Numurkah 133,334



SA industry meeting

Springton SA suppliers Kym and Sandy Rathjen hosted a Dairy SA Calf Health day in late February.

Well attended by 40 farmers from across the Barossa and Mid North, presenters Cindy Lucas and Dario Mendoza brought attendees up to date with the latest in low-stress calf rearing and disbudding techniques in the comfort of the Rathjen’s new shearing shed.

SA Director Sandy Rathjen then spoke on how their operation goes about rearing the healthiest possible calves that develop into well-grown replacements for their 220 strong registered Holstein herd.

Attendees then enjoyed a delicious barbecue and of course some Farmers Union Iced Coffee provided by DFMC.