Dairy farmer: Wes and Rita Hurrell
Region: South Australia
Topic: Balanced Performance Index (BPI)
Wes Hurrell can pinpoint the exact turning point in his dairy breeding philosophy.
It was when he learnt there could be a production difference of 100 kilograms of milk solids, between the top and bottom 20% of his dairy herd.
That was 18 months ago when his staff attended the ImProving Herds National Muster at the Jelbart family farm in Gippsland.