At Dargaville Vets we believe that good milk quality is extremely important for dairy farm operations. Not only does a grade free season mean no losses due to demerits, it also means less mastitis, better production, and can even have flow on effects on the herd such as better in-calf rates. For these reasons, we celebrate the farms with the best overall milk quality and the most improved milk quality at our annual Milk Quality Awards. The trophies are presented at our annual Farmer Christmas Function, and winners also receive $500 clinic credits. This night is always a highly anticipated and very well attended event.
We have had many interesting guest speakers over the years, and of course farmers always enjoy talking to each other over a beer or glass of wine as well. We put on the Christmas function to thank our farmers for their continued support of our business over the year.