On Monday we went to see a local and modern dairy operation. The family operate three dairies in Florida and process and package their own milk to sell into the school and aged care sectors.The dairy we visited is well set up and managed with an effective waste management system and nutrient management. The visit was a highlight for me (Ann) as Dairy is my industry, but the rest of the team seemed to enjoy it and find it interesting as well
One of two freestall barns on the dairy
Mary gets friendly with the locals
The 700+ cows are milked three times a day in a twelve double up herringbone dairy
Mary Raynes and Leon McClellan standing on the waterbed matresses for the dairy cows.