Nuffield Australia 2014 Scholarship winner
Aubrey Pellett, from Hill End in Victoria, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation.
He studied the future of productivity gain for dairy farming.
Aubrey is a dairy farmer, milking 450 cows on approximately 190 hectares of milking area and 40 hectares of support area. Being self-employed, Aubrey is the prime decision maker in the business, along with his spouse.
Aubrey examined productivity opportunities Australian dairy farmers have when looking out 20 years into the future, with a focus on the major opportunities to deliver more from less for the industry.
“I wanted to identify how dairy businesses will profit from the opportunity to feed a larger, wealthier population but with greater scrutiny on inputs and environmental performance in the long term.
“I foresaw many areas to investigate, including next generation ryegrasses, alternative home grown feeds, cow genetic improvement as well as robotic milking and feeding,” he says.
Aubrey visited Germany, Holland, New Zealand and the USA on his travels.
Location: Hill End, Victoria
Telephone: 0429 667 699
Scholarship report: Improving productivity for Australian pasture based dairy farming
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