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.