Dairy news around Australia

Agsmart. 16 October 2020 01:58 AM

The University of Tasmania and DA have launched a new masterclass for dairy farm managers. The 12-month course will be based on a blend of online learning and face-to-face workshops at a range of locations across Australia. Applications open later this year. More? utas.edu.au/dairy-masterclass

…AND: A Toowoomba dairy farmer is facing court for allegedly underpaying a French backpacker worker in 2019. The Fair Work Ombudsman commenced legal action against Mark Hess and a directions hearing has been listed in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane on November 13.

…PLUS: WA’s Brownes Dairy has received international recognition for connecting and informing the community during the COVID lockdown by reviving a daily milko service, with staff taking turns to do a delivery route. It earned the company a gold trophy in the US-based Stevie Awards, the Social Idea of the Year in Australia’s premier marketing awards the Mumbrella Awards and “best COVID pivot” by the Australian Financial Review.

…Also: Will McDonald has been appointed an associate director on the board of WestVic Dairy. Mr McDonald farms at Bessiebelle with wife Melissa and her parents, John and Naomi Pye, milking 500 Holsteins on 454ha.