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Subtropical Dairy Focus Farm Open Day


Currently Postponed


To be rescheduled

Further information: Vivienne McCollum: 0428 718620


Paul and Jo Judge manage a dairy business on a leased farm at Gowrie Junction near Toowoomba. It is the current Focus Farm for Subtropical Dairy.

An open day is being held on Thursday 31st May 2018 to look at three key focus areas for the business:

Qld Water Engineering


Why invest in a new pivot?

A new Reinke pivot irrigator is being installed. Queensland Water Engineering will lead a discussion around how and why Paul and Jo made the decision to invest in this

AusWest Seeds


Which feedbase system will get the best profit outcomes for this business?

Paul and Jo are currently looking to increase the utilisation of low cost perennial pastures. Dave Barber from DAF will provide an overview of the current feedbase and discuss about how the business will transition to greater production and utilisation of perennial forages. Peter Tame from AusWest Seeds will be leading a farmwalk to look at the current pastures being grown on the farm.



Is leasing an option for growing wealth?

Ray Murphy from DAF will give an overview of how Paul and Jo are growing a dairy business without the initial investment in land. Ray will also facilitate a discussion regarding the pros and cons of leasing versus ownership.