Our farm operates a small Ayrshire Stud “Moonshine Ayrshires” and I am passionate about all breeds of dairy cattle. I rear dairy heifer calves for dairy farmers and also sell dairy heifers of all ages and breeds and the occasional house cow. I never tire of rearing calves, all obtained from local dairies. I am an active member of the Highfields Pioneer Village near Toowoomba and you will find me there every Australia Day and Easter milking my cows by hand and machine. It is a fantastic place to go, particularly at Easter when they have their 3 day Easter Vintage Festival.
I started with an Ayrshire cow “Beth” about 17 years ago and had her for 15 years before having to put her down 2 years ago due to the drought. I kept one of her daughters and a grand daughter. The Ayrshires are a hardy, long lived cow with great milking ability and long lactations. They are good doers.Their milk is lovely and great for cheese making.