|Annette Greenhalgh, who runs the cookery school at which I taught, also owns one of the biggest dairy herds in the area. There are 700 Holstein Fresian cows milked every day at ‘Bungay Bungay’ (Aboriginal for ‘midday’). Seventy percent (70%) of dairy cows in Australia are Holstein Fresians.
The present property ‘Bungay Bungay’, is a small part of the first township settlement of the same name that was originally established in Wingham in 1841.
The welcome rain bucketed down as we took a little tour of the dairy at milking time.
Although not the richest of milk-givers (cream per litre) this variety of cow yields a higher amount of milk per head.
The milk ended up in huge vats all frothy and creamy.
Now it’s time for me to wander to new pastures. I’m off to Northern NSW to visit friends in Murwillumbah and host a couple of – wait for it – cooking classes. So what else is new?
I may be offline for a few days. If so, feel free to graze through my website to your heart’s content.
Posted by Kurma on 16/10/05; 7:10:22 PM