Peter and Susan Wearden - Kyabram, Murray Dairy Region

Peter and Susan Wearden

Kyabram - Murray Dairy region

About 18 months ago Peter and Susan Wearden bought another 70 ha near their 84 ha home block.  In early March, the new block’s irrigation layout was being upgraded to make it part of the milking area.

The business goals are:

  • Sustainably manage the growth of their business-  from 250 to 400 cows

  • Run a profitable dairy business in relation to cash, wealth and efficiency

  • Transition the dairy business so that it has the potential to provide passive income

  • Farm Details

    Farm Details

    Milking area

    272

    Dairy

    30 unit swingover

    Herd numbers

    360

    Annual stocking rate (cows/milking ha)

    1.93 cows/ha

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids)

    543 kg MS/cow

    Home grown feed (t/DM/milking ha

    6.5 t DM/ha

    Home grown feed in diet

    1000

    Cows/labour unit FTE

    -

  • Farm Performance

    Milk Production

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids)

    195,453

    Milk Production (Kg Milk Solids/cow)

    543

    Litres (total)

    2,602,398

    Feed Production

    Grazed feed per ha t/DM/milking ha

    3.3

    Conserved feed per ha t/DM/milking ha

    1000

    Total home grown feed (t/DM/milking ha

    1.95

    Business

    MIlk price $/kgMS

    6.31

    Earnings before interest & tax (EBIT) $kg/MS

    1.09

    Return on total assets %

    8.32

    Return on equity %

    8.99

  • Current Report Highlights

    Comments: 

    For more information on Murray Dairy Focus Farms, go to the Murray Dairy website: www.murraydairy.com.au and click on the Focus Farm Project link. 

  • Detailed Reports

    June 2016

    May 2016

    April 2016

    March 2016

    February 2016

    November 2015