Ed­u­ca­tion the key at LE­GENDAIRY events

Countryman - - WOOL -

Did you know that the av­er­age cow chews at least 50 times a minute?

How about that the av­er­age cow drinks 113 to 190 litres of wa­ter each day and pro­duces ap­prox­i­mately 30 litres of milk a day?

Visi­tors to the 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show learned these fun facts and more about cows and the dairy in­dus­try over the course of the eight-day event, with WAFarm­ers rep­re­sen­ta­tives on hand ev­ery day to show sup­port for the in­dus­try and show­case not only the State’s dairy in­dus­try, but also our WAFarm­er­sFirst Milk.

In ad­di­tion to the finest cheeses, yo­ghurts, choco­lates, flavoured milks and ice-cream that WA has to of­fer, visi­tors got to taste our de­li­cious milk as part of their daily cof­fee hit when they vis­ited The Daily Grind out­side the main Dairy Pav­il­ion.

Pikelets made us­ing WAFarm­er­sFirst milk and eggs were also for sale. Kids and adults alike were kept en­ter­tained with milk­ing demon­stra­tions mul­ti­ple times a day, hosted by New South Wales dairy farmer Luke Mi­callef.

Sep­a­ra­tion of the cream from the milk was par­tic­u­larly en­gag­ing, along with the but­ter-mak­ing com­pe­ti­tions. The real high­light was the op­por­tu­nity to milk a cow, a first for many.

We were par­tic­u­larly thrilled to have a num­ber of WA dairy farm­ers come along over the course of the show, all of whom gave visi­tors an un­der­stand­ing of their daily rou­tines and out­lined how milk gets from the cow to the su­per­mar­ket.

WAFarm­ers was de­lighted to once again be part of this dairy event, the only truly col­lab­o­ra­tive dairy show­case in WA to at­tract ev­ery­one from your lo­cal farmer to your pro­ces­sor, cheese maker, cho­co­latier, barista and ice cream maker. It was a LE­GENDAIRY event. Thanks to the dairy farm­ers who took the time to at­tend the show and ed­u­cate visi­tors.

Thank you also to our cof­fee part­ner Dark­star Cof­fee, and stu­dents at Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege for man­ag­ing the pikelet stand.

WAFarm­ers dairy sec­tion pres­i­dent Michael Par­tridge and Luke Mi­callef.

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