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Focus Farm: Pethybridge Family –Whorouly South

The Pethybridge Dairy is run by John and Elise Pethybridge. John grew up on the farm with his parents and siblings, and completed a farm succession in 2016. 

Murray Dairy Focus Farm Pethybridge Family Whorouly South

Specific challenges for the Pethybridge’s include: 

  • Develop good business management practices 

  • Improve operational profit 

  • Pay down debt and consolidate the business 

  • Improve growth rates of heifers to support their genetic potential 

  • Focus on work life balance 

Farm Details

Total area  305 ha
Milking Area 155 ha 
Dairy 14 aside double up dairy with 12500 Ltr vat
Herd numbers 230 cows 
Annual stocking rate 
(cows/milking ha)
Milk Production 
(Kg Milk Solids)
Water Entitlement/
Owned and leased
25MI High reliability - 220 Meg Dam
Home-grown feed 
(t/DM/total area ha) 
Home-grown feed
in diet
Cows/labour unit FTE 115

Pethybridge Focus Farm reports

Review month by month reporting for Pethybridge Dairy. These detailed Focus Farm reports feature Pethybridge Dairy's monthly production output, grazing and supplement costs, daily income and milk prices.



Find out about Murray Dairy's other Focus Farm family - Leigh and Sasha Fletcher.


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