Grass converters

Grass converters

What a magnificent Spring to be a dairy farmer in Central Victoria. The grass is vibrant, the sun is out, the soils moist and the cows couldn’t be happier. I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you a little about what the cows eat to create their beautiful milk....
Losing Stella

Losing Stella

Well it’s been a while since I’ve done any farm updates and to be honest it’s been a pretty rough winter. It was always going to be a hectic winter with four calving, pushing my system, which is designed for two calves at a time, to the limits. Pluto...
Running calf-at-foot dairy

Running calf-at-foot dairy

Here at Sellar Farmhouse Creamery we run a calf-at-foot practice where calves spend their first three months nursing from their dam. We’re currently gearing up for four cows calving over the next three months so I thought this was as good a time as any to talk...
The milk is back!

The milk is back!

The milk is back! Thanks to Joyce’s calving, the milk drought has broken! This week at market we will have milk and yoghurt for sale so get in quick. Thanks for being patient and sharing in the realities of small scale dairy. Thanks to all our CSA members for...
Life and Death

Life and Death

Waiting, waiting, waiting. I feel like there’s been a lot of waiting for the past 6 weeks. Waiting for Olive to calve and as a result; waiting for more milk so I can a). meet my CSA orders and b). sell some milk at the market, waiting to write a blog post about...
Flow rate

Flow rate

There’s a lot to consider when planning to have a steady milk flow all year round. Particularly when you are working with such a small herd, one cow can completely throw out your predictions. The coming couple of months are going to be very tights for milk...