Here at The Pines we have dairy cattle (obviously) but we also have a number of beef cows that we raise. Our Dairy cows prefer the prime grazing in paddocks that are strip grazed and slashed regularly, while the beef can be grazed on slightly rougher terrain. So, what’s the difference between cows? It’s a bit like comparing a Swimmer with a Weightlifter; both have similar characteristics like broad shoulders and upper body strength; but both do very different things.
Marketing is a huge area in any industry, and the Australian Dairy Industry is no different. The major players spend a lot of time and money to create their point of difference and increase sales. From the ‘Milk Price Wars’ between Woolworths and Coles that saw the milk price drop nationally, to the ‘Permeate Free’ labels that have popped up recently; there are a lot of different industry terms that float around and this can sometimes confuse things.
I thought I would put together a little bit of information to help clear the way…..