We heard from farm owners, Bill & Jill Chilvers and share farmers, Grant & Kim Archer, about their dairy conversion experiences. The farm tour looked at issues around managing increased irrigation on shallow duplex soils and plans for long term, productive soil management.
A successful dairy conversion requires prioritising pasture establishment.
The strength of the share farming relationship is critical.
There are currently excellent opportunities for dairy conversions in Tasmania.
We had an excellent turnout to this day – around 100 people came to see one of Tasmania’s most exciting dairy conversions. There is huge interest in what has been done on this farm and what the dairying opportunities could be in the Midlands.