From London to Ecklin and a life in dairy
There aren’t many dairy cows on the streets of London but former Londoner Lillie Smith has found her calling in life on a dairy farm at Ecklin South in south-west Victoria.
Lillie, 26, arrived in Australia on a backpacking holiday five years ago with partner Ethan Brown.
Working on a banana farm at Cairns was their first taste of the country’s farming...
DemoDAIRY scholarship helps Marika into a new career
Marika Austin was looking for a cool sea change when she left Mildura two years ago; what she found was a new career on a dairy farm.
Before moving to Nullawarre, Mrs Austin had never been on a dairy farm let alone milked a cow or raised a calf.
Now, with support from a DemoDAIRY Foundation scholarship, she is fully committed to the dairy...
DemoDAIRY Foundation will soon be working with The HIVE at South West TAFE on a major initiative to benefit the local dairy industry.
In the meantime, agricultural students at TAFE are honing their skills before handling live animals on the only cow simulator in regional Victoria…
The $70,000 simulator and accessories are giving students experience in pulling a calf on a realistic and...
The DemoDairy Foundation was pleased to provide funds towards Carlie Barry attending the Regionality Farm2Plate Exchange in Queensland recently. Carlie’s comprehensive report is provided below.
An Unconventional Convention- Regionality Farm2Plate Exchange Scenic Rim QLD May 2021
By Carlie Barry
As an organic dairy farmer focused on sustainable farming practices and interested in...
What is one of the best ways to learn about careers in agriculture?
Many would probably answer “Visit a farm and talk to industry people”.
Proudly supported by the DemoDairy Foundation (DDF), the Deakin Agribusiness Field Day was held on 4-5 May 2021 to provide agriculture’s next-gen an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the dairy industry and engage with leading agricultural industry...
The DemoDairy Foundation was pleased to sponsor the Women on Farms Gathering held at Port Fairy last month.
The foundation sponsored keynote speaker Janet Moxey and also covered the attendance of 10 women from southwest Victorian dairy farms.
DemoDairy Foundation board member Maggie Leutton attended the event and provides the following summary notes.
Keynote Speaker – Janet Moxey,...
Funds are now flowing from the Powell Legacy Fund to support the next generation with their education, volunteerism and agricultural pursuits.
Timboon P12 School students Heidi Stansfield and Ben Matthews have become the first recipients of 2021, following Tate Tregea-Copeland and Brianna Thompson’s successful applications late in 2020.
Ross Powell, 71, and son Andy Powell, 32, were life-long...
Photo: Bostocks Creek farmer Jack Hutt takes time out for a bit of fun downtime with son Max.
Jack Hutt was still in primary school when he first fell in love with farm life. By the start of secondary school he was milking cows for pocket money and eyeing a career on the land.
He was employed on Brad Couch’s dairy farm at Brucknell as a 17-year-old and was barely 20 when Peter and Jenny...
The stars have aligned for the south-west dairy industry, according to Cowleys Creek farmer Matt Grant who was recently named the Great South West Young Dairy Leader.
Matt, 38, said the milk price was good, feed prices had come back down, and the seasonal conditions were excellent. He said the trifecta meant the industry was primed for young people who wanted to work hard and enjoy a lifestyle...
The Annual General Meeting of the DemoDAIRY Foundation will be held 26 November. The AGM will be held at the Allansford Hotel.
All queries can be directed to foundation secretary Ian Teese via;
Phone: 0427 358 987