Focus Farm: Whorouly - Pethybridge Family

Pethybridge Family - Whorouly

John and Elise Pethybridge have just completed a farm succession involving John’s Mother and siblings. The main objective for the farm business is to Focus on reducing costs, growing as much home grown feed as possible, improving work life balance and sharpen their business skills.

Specific challenges the Pethybridge’s are addressing as Focus Farmers 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 - 305Ha
Milking Area -155 ha
Dairy - 14 aside double up dairy with 12500 Ltr vat
Herd numbers - 230 cows
Annual stocking rate (cows/milking ha) - 1.48
Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids) - 125,971
Water Entitlement - 25Ml High reliability - 220 Meg Dam
Homegrown feed (t/DM/total Area ha) - 5.05
Homegrown feed in diet - 84%
Cows/labour unit FTE - 115          

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