Dairy tour to visit Goulburn Valley

By Country News

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE is set to welcome a delegation of dairy representatives from India next week.

GOTAFE secured the contract to deliver the study tour with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

The delegation has been drawn from representatives of all dairy producing states across India and consists of representatives from dairy co-operatives, dairy manufacturers and NDDB extension officers.

The Indian dairy industry is the largest producer of dairy products, however the productivity and quality of milk per cow is comparatively low.

The Dairy Study Tour will visit dairy farms selected for their specialty area of excellence where guest speakers will provide presentations and demonstrations on site.

Demonstrations of vocational education and practical education at remote sites will also be included.

The Dairy Study Tour will visit DataGene at La Trobe University at Bundoora; Tatura Milk; dairy farms around Shepparton, the Riverina, Kiewa Valley and Western District as well as GOTAFE’s Werribee Pilot Factory and Shepparton Campuses.

The NDDB Dairy Study Tour will commence on Monday, February 19 where the group will be welcomed by GOTAFE board chair Joanne Dwyer, GOTAFE chief executive officer Paul Culpan and representatives from the Greater Shepparton City Council.

The study tour will conclude with a presentation dinner on Saturday, February 24 at GOTAFE’s Werribee Campus.