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From rattle snakes to dairy cows

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Milking rattle snakes to create anti-venom may seem a long way from the dairy industry – but for UDC’s quality and technical services manager Chiara Wachtel, it’s not that far away. “There are actually many similarities,” Chiara says. “Both industries...

A dairy fan from day one

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When the dairy bug bit UDC’s chief operating officer Andrew Wellington, it had him for life. Born in northern Victoria, Andrew came from a dairy farming family and hasn’t been able to tear himself away from the industry for very...

International farming visit

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A group of Canadian farmers visited The Midfield Group recently. More than 30 farmers came to tour our meat processing operation, pastoral properties and South Australian feedlot. The similarities between Australia and Canada led to the group comparing farming methods...

Half a century of mateship for Ormond and Colin 

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Watching Ormond Howe and Colin McKenna share a cuppa and home-baked sponge at Ormond’s kitchen table, it’s plain to see the two have enjoyed plenty of laughs over the years.  “You’ve had more than one cup of tea with us,”...

 Vale Pat Smith 

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It was standing room only at Pat Smith’s funeral just before Christmas. That hundreds packed into St Joseph’s Church in Warrnambool, standing when there were no more seats, is testament to the man who always had a big smile, heart...

New dairy operation named

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Midfield’s new dairy operation has been named The Union Dairy Company. Plant construction is well on schedule with operations to start in quarter two and milk flow to begin in July this year. The name The Union is synonymous with...

International Trade Shows

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We look forward to seeing our international customers at the many trade shows we are visiting in 2017! Visit us at Gulfoods, from February 26 until March 2, Stand F3-24, G3-23, Hall 3 and at Japan’s Super Market Tradeshow, Stand 2-401,...

52 years of service for Leon Garner

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At Midfield we pride ourselves on our loyal employees, who often serve us for decades and even generations. This month we say thank you to Leon Gardner who has retired after 52 years of service. Leon was an all-round slaughterman recognised...

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