Dairy farmer: Janet and Rob Auchterlonie
Region: South Gippsland, Victoria
When it comes to fertility or joining, you’d be hard-pressed to find a record Janet Auchterlonie hasn’t kept.
“We keep all sorts of records on joining, from who inseminated each cow – to establish the conception rates on different inseminators – to the timing of insemination,” the Dumbalk dairy farmer explained.
Fertility is vital for Janet and her husband Rob, who milk 250 crossbred cows as part of a seasonal calving operation in South Gippsland.