Mun­galli named in na­tion’s top 10

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS WHY I DO WHAT I DO - Kim­ber­ley Vlasic

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.

Pic­ture: JACK TRAN

QFF pres­i­dent Stu­art Ar­mitage on his 1200 acre prop­erty in Ce­cil Plains

Rob Wat­son and Dan Wat­son of Mun­galli Creek Dairy.

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