Tag Archive for 'dairy'

A cheesy disappointment

Driving through this part of Victoria I’ve seen a lot of cattle country, with fields alternating largely between Angus and Holstein herds (or beef and dairy cows, for the non-farmers amongst you). Like a lot of the state I’ve seen already, the rolling hills around here are more than a little reminiscent of parts of […]

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Parlour games

Having somehow developed a somewhat unfair reputation for not being a morning person amongst my Aussie Nuffield chums (7am is surely an early enough start?), I set my alarm for 6am this morning to go and assist Graeme in milking his cows. I say ‘somewhat unfair’, as I actually managed to sleep through my alarm […]

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I spent five hours yesterday feeling like I was living the Christmas story of Mary and Joseph’s quest to find somewhere to stay. I thought I was going to have to make like Baby Jebus and crash in a stable, but luckily I managed to find the last bed in a ‘quaint’ (aka pokey, grotty […]

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The whole milk truth

Can you believe it? Marty took me to a dairy today. He’ll try and deny it, but it was a bit embarrassing how excited he was about the visit. ‘Let me see a few cows,’ he pleaded with Emma and me. ‘I miss the smell of the silage, the splatter of manure, the lowing of […]

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Slow mooving traffic

I’ve mentioned earlier how crazy the traffic is in India. Aside from the bonkers car and rickshaw drivers, the roads have to contend with beggars, street hawkers, families piled onto motorbikes and, most randomly, cattle. Cows are bloomin’ everywhere. They’re grazing on the motorway verges, they’re having baths in the canals where people are doing […]

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The fastest-growing milkmen in the Punjab

I’m getting a bit behind in my posts here so I’ll try and quickly fill you in on the dairy I visited on Monday (I just had to get my diary to check then – I’ve completely lost track of days in this place). As I said in my previous post, I’d travelled about 300km […]

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*Childish snigger*

Just been sent a press release from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers. I assume an ‘e’ is missing from somewhere in this sentence: Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a […]

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Painting the friesians blue…

I was looking through some old copies of FW yesterday and came across the interview I’d done with one of the chaps from the Royal Agricultural Society of England last year. I did the interview the day after it’d been announced that the Royal Show, once the jewel in the crown of agricultural shows, was […]

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Dairy inquest

Another report into what went wrong with Dairy Farmers of Britain was released today, this time by a bunch of MPs from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. For those of you who can’t remember as far back as last year (and for my international reader[s]), DFoB was a farmer-owned dairy co-op that went […]

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Saturday rant

So the debate about the UK’s first super dairy rumbles on. Politicians have now signed an early day motion against the proposed £50m, 8000-head unit in Lincolnshire, while environmental and animal welfare groups like the RSPCA say they’re ‘very concerned’ about the plans. The British public has got its knickers in a twist over the […]

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