We moved to Pasture Valley in 1999. Although we are trained and experienced as Horticulturalists, there was a dairy building on the farm. We purchased some Jersey cows and began operating the dairy primarily as a means to boost our cash flow during our early years here. Today we have a herd of 80 Jersey cows and a local market which clearly enjoys our clean, creamy fresh milk. Our dairy facilities have been approved by the local Department of Health and our herd is tested regularly for Tuberculosis and Brucella. We are looking for markets to expand in other dairy products such as yogurts and cream.
It had always been our dream to live on a farm and a farm would not be the same if it did not have cows on it. The dairy has been a wonderful learning experience for the children on how to care for animals.
Whilst some people put their investments into unit trusts, our children have an investment in cows for their future. Each have their own cows and their calves are theirs too and so it grows each year