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    Never a dull moment at Ellinbank

    Norman King enjoys the fact he gets to do a bit of everything working in dairy operations at the Ellinbank Research Farm in Gippsland. Apart from daily milking of the 400+ seasonal calving herd, his tasks ranged from feeding and...
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    Leadership journey with evolving style

    One of the great surprises of Stuart Crosthwaite’s Melbourne university years was being elected president of his hometown cricket club in north-east Victoria. As a dairy farming teenager “too shy to put his hand up in class”, Stuart had no...
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    From ‘townie’ to farming

    “I’ve been very lucky all the way along to have really good employers,” says Gippsland dairy farmer, Katherine Byrne. “As an outsider, they have all been very good at teaching me and encouraging me to gain knowledge.” Growing up as...
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    Making his way in dairy

    How do you get into the dairy industry if you’re not from a dairy farming family? Peter Kerr grew up in suburban Melbourne and had family friends in dairy farming. He spent holidays and other free time on the farm....
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