Positive vibe at dairy field day

27 Sep, 2014 02:00 AM
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New Western Dairy director Grant Evans, Busselton, was elected at the recent annual general meeting.
"Western Dairy was really proud of the calibre of work that was presented at this year's open day,"
New Western Dairy director Grant Evans, Busselton, was elected at the recent annual general meeting.

WESTERN Dairy welcomed a group of 85 attendees to its Spring Field Day amid perfect weather for cutting hay.

The field day featured a range of presentations covering everything from nutrition and fertilising to new on-farm technology and culminated with the appointment of a new director at the annual general meeting.

Western Dairy executive officer Esther Price said numbers were slightly down on 2013 as growers took advantage of the great weather for hay making, but overall it was an informative and positive day.

"Western Dairy was really proud of the calibre of work that was presented at this year's open day," Ms Price said.

"WA is the smallest of all dairying States but it punches way above its weight in terms of the research work that is generated by the team of dairy scientists based at the Department of Agriculture and Food in Bunbury.

"Their work is internationally regarded and we are proud of the role our local scientists play in advancing the national thinking of dairy science, particularly in feed base research."

Busselton farmer Grant Evans was welcomed to the Western Dairy board as a director, replacing fellow Busselton farmer Ruth McGregor who has completed her term.

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