Meet the Farmers – Ellerby Dairy

Ellerby Dairy at Ellangowan, 60km south of Toowoomba, was ­established in 2009 on 1040ha with 700 head of Holstein with some Brown Swiss-cross, producing seven million litres of milk this year for Lion’s Dairy Farmers label.

Rachael’s ambition started young. While attending secondary school she worked on weekends to complete her dairy traineeship on a 800-head dairy at NSW’s Richmond, as well as studying a TAFE course.

For almost two years ­Rachael has been a member of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, an economic development group for a variety of industry sectors looking to share and explore business opportunities. It was through the group that Rachael visited China in February, with Toowoomba’s new airport recently opening export opportunities to the Asian region.

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