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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Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.