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Attracting, retaining and managing staff and contractors is a critical issue within the dairy industry. Western Dairy has a number of projects supporting this important area of work.

Looking to upskill your on-farm staff?

Western Dairy offers two industry-accredited certificates in partnership with South Regional TAFE. These courses can be delivered both in and outside of a new or existing farm traineeship.

Courses:

  • Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
    Get accredited training for a wide variety of everyday dairy farm activities.

  • Certificate IV in Agriculture with a dairy focus
    Get accredited training for management roles on a dairy farm.

Western Dairy is particularly proud to have our own ‘in-house’ trainer which gives us great confidence in the quality and relevance of the training we provide.

The benefits of formal training for employees include:

  • Develop skills that will benefit your farm business
  • Reduce your time in training
  • Contribute to career aspirations of your employees
  • Contribute to developing professionalism in employment in the dairy business.

Our dairy trainer Rob LaGrange liaises with the employer and student to ensure practical outcomes are met. Please contact Rob La Grange on 0448 939 344 or rob.lagrange@westerndairy.com.au to find out how you can access this great service.

Initiatives

DataGene

DataGene is an independent and industry-owned organisation responsible for driving genetic gain and herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry and is an initiative of Dairy Australia and industry.

Making herd diets simple: Rumen8

Rumen8 is a free application to help increase dairy cow milk production and reduce feed costs. Rumen8 is easy to use and is supported by the Western Dairy team, register today.

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