Wandana Hills

Trading as: DJ & LM Earl

Details

  • Dairy

  • Milk

  • 278 Hectares

  • 760 Millimeters

  • 5.50mm - 84 days ago

  • 320.5 Millimeters

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  • Hilly with a combination of Red, Grey soil

  • We supply Longwarry Food Park who make the famous Gippy Milk. Last seasons production figures were 1429716 litres, 60607.68kgs fat & 46387.15kgs protein. We split calve - Autumn/Spring - milking at peak production approximately 300. We lease approximately 250 acres adjacent to the north (turn out) & 200 acres adjacent to the south (milking). We operate a feed pad during the winter. Our herd is mainly Friesian with a good mix of Brown Swiss, Jersey & Jersey cross.We are also have a couple of Angus Bulls which we use to break the AI on the milkers and the herd bulls. We run a registered Jersey Bull with our heifers & 2 registered Friesian Bulls with the milkers after AI.

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Farm Description

The farm has been in my husband's family for around 60 years. His father who was originally from Seymour came to the area & met & fell in love with a local dairy farmer's daughter whom he married when she turned 18. Together they had 4 children of which my husband is the youngest. I am also a local girl growing up down the road in Willow Grove but I come from a truck driving family. My father was the local livestock carrier for 22 years he also went to school with my husband's mother.
My husband & I beleive in giving anything a go & this lead us to build a feed pad almost 7 years ago.