“I was looking for new ideas and inspiration for our farming business and I wanted to be able to paint a picture of what’s coming and how it will make us more efficient and profitable,” Mr Pellett said.

He said that there were plenty of areas to investigate including next generation ryegrasses, alternative home-grown feeds, cow genetic improvement as well as robotic milking and feeding.

Aubrey usually resides in Hill End and milks 450 cows on approximately 190 hectares of milking area and 40 hectares of support area, and along with his spouse is the prime decision maker in the business.

The Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, starts with a Global Focus Program. Mr Pellett joined farmers from around the world on a six-week tour of industries as diverse as goji berry farms in China, rice factories in the Philippines and farms across Europe and North America.

Read the full Australian Dairy Farmer article here: (attach PDF for ADF)

Read Aubrey Pellet’s Scholarship Report here: Improving productivity for Australian pasture based dairy farming.