Mungalli named in nation’s top 10
THE stars have once again aligned for a Tablelands dairy producer who uses unorthodox farming practices based on cosmic influences.
Mungalli Creek Dairy has been named in the top 10 Australian milk brands by Artisan House, a publication and directory dedicated to quality Australian produce.
Products were judged on three categories: Operational integrity, ethical practices and provenance.
Mungalli scored 9.5 out of 10, which was the second high- est score out of the 10 producers named.
Marketing manager Michelle Bell-Turner has claimed the recognition as a win for biodynamic farming – a brand of organic farming in which herbal preparations are applied to the soil, while cosmic influences, such as the position of the moon and stars, are taken into account during the times of cultivation, planting and harvesting.
“Given that three of the top 10 producers use biodynamic farming practices, I would say it definitely makes a difference in the end product,” said Ms Bell-Turner.
“Consumers also appreciate the high level of ethics that comes with farming this way.”
The Watson family’s other brand, Misty Mountain Farms, also rated a mention in the Artisan House directory with a score of 7.2.
Based at Millaa Millaa, they have nine suppliers and employ more than 50 staff across the business’ farms, cafe and manufacturing and distribution facility.
Mungalli also took six gold medals in the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s Queensland product awards.
QFF president Stuart Armitage on his 1200 acre property in Cecil Plains
Rob Watson and Dan Watson of Mungalli Creek Dairy.