“There's more annual rye-grass and a little bit less perennial rye-grass, we grow lucerne now and we have alternative water with groundwater and drainage water and recycled town water, and we will opportunistically grow maize and sorghum and millet as the season allows.”. Our products are manufactured under internationally certified quality management standards using the most current and innovative production techniques available. “So for us we do our best to make the most of what we have. Every aspect of the manufacturing process is carefully scrutinised and integrated into the quality assurance process. “There are opportunities and you have got to take advantage of them when they are there. The cows head for the dairy via the stock underpass. “In a normal year we would directly graze two thirds of the grass and then hay and silage is mostly grown from our own area,” Phil said. Adapting to a variable climate and a lack of water availability have seen the biggest changes to the Lang Dairies farming operation at Tatura. Growing up on the family dairy farm, Rowlands Park at Cohuna, the girls have always shown a keen interest in what was going on. Phil Lang, who runs the farm with his parents Werner and Josy and brother Markus, said continuing to be flexible was key to keeping the business going, when so many others have left the industry. “The breeding program aims to build healthy cows that get in calf most of the time, produce a good amount of milk and live for a long time,” he said. “It certainly has hit a lot of people hard. Cows have always featured heavily in the lives of sisters Emmalea, Kaitlyn and April Wishart. With it being a closed commercial herd, Phil said the family had invested "quite a bit" in the breeding program. TQMP is accredited by Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV). “It’s been a wild ride for the industry,” he said. 348 likes. “There are opportunities and you have got to take advantage of them when they are there. The Lang family started dairy farming in 1981 and now owns three neighbouring dairies, covering 1500 ha and milking 3000 mostly Holstein cows. “It's (about) building a low-cost production system that is resilient to whatever the prevailing conditions are.”. “The pasture types we grow have changed, we are more flexible than we used to be, so we can respond. Touch wood.”. The cows head for the dairy via the stock underpass. Despite a tough few years, Phil said this season was looking promising. When it comes to feeding the cows, the Langs buy in all their grain but grow pasture and fodder. “In dry years we have bought in failed crops as well.”. While trying to adapt to climate change, the Langs have also had to deal with a lack of water availability. A director for more than 30 years, Richard Parbery will be stepping down from the board at the AGM. 1 of 1. “(Farm gate) prices, compared to where we were a few years ago, are good,” the Freedom Foods supplier said. “In years where water is more available we'll use it to grow as much as we can but in years where water is not so available, we have the ability to make do without it. There are 8 companies in the TATURA MILK INDUSTRIES PTY LTD corporate family. “(Farm gate) prices, compared to where we were a few years ago, are good,” the Freedom Foods supplier said. It is with deep regret that we announce that Australia’s International Dairy Week 2021, due to be held from 17th to 21st January, will not be going ahead.