Report from QDO State Councillor, Joe Bradley
The annual Australian ‘International Dairy Week’ showcase was held this week again in Tatura, Victoria with attendance from all around the country. Dairy industry members and farmers came together to discuss, enter dairy cattle shows, attend field days and network. Many of the breeding societies too are holding meetings and events throughout the week. The IDW includes dairy cattle showing competitions, including a popular youth category.
Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) South East Councillor Joe Bradley was there in his capacity as Brown Swiss Australia President.
Mr. Bradley said there were many commercial and industry figures from Queensland at the IDW event. “It is a great opportunity to share our passion for the animals, the products we produce, the process and the industry as a whole.”
“Events like IDW remind you that you are a part of community that is not only all around Australia, but all around the world.”
“It is so great to be down here with other Queensland dairy farmers celebrating our industry and learning a few things at the same time.”
Joe Bradley is a dairy farmer from Dayboro just 30 km north of Brisbane. He is passionate about his Brown Swisse cows and currently milks 190 cows. The majority of Joe’s feed comes from brewer’s grain and as a result he has recently moved from supplying Parmalat to lion to reduce the cost of purchasing brewers grain.
International Dairy Week (IDW) Australia is a forum to showcase the latest developments in Australian dairy cattle, farming practices, dairy knowledge, breeding and genetics, machinery, equipment and technology, environmental management and services. Held during the third week of January each year IDW is the place to be for all dairy farmers, breeders, producers, companies, organisations and others operating within the dairy industry. A great place to do business and a great place to socialise.
More details available: https://internationaldairyweek.com.au/