Dairy Farmers: Ray and Sue Howe, Stuart Seabrook (manager)
Region: West Gippsland
In a typical year, there were about 550 milkers in the Bonnie View herd, with calving split between autumn and spring. Based at Drouin in West Gippsland, Ray and Stuart make breeding decisions together. Over the past 20 years, they’ve bred high genetic merit animals, with their Holstein herd ranking 112 in Australia based on Balance Performance Index (BPI). Ray and Stuart make the sire selection decisions to breed animals that have functional traits suited to a pasture based system.