Some of south-west Victoria's best Jersey dairy farms will be showcased during a three-day Jersey Australia conference next week.
Farmers from around Australia will meet in Warrnambool on May 21-23 for Jersey Australia's annual meeting and 75th anniversary of the local breeders' club.
Western District Jersey Breeders Club president Daryl Bryce said the conference was one of the biggest events on the Jersey calendar.
It is the first time the conference has been in Warrnambool for at least 10 years.
It starts on May 21 with tours of Alan Carson's farm at Colac, and Chris MacKenzie's farm at Curdievale.
The Western District Jersey Breeders' 75th anniversary dinner will be held that night at Mid City Warrnambool.
On May 22 there will be a tour to Greg and Lisa Bryce's farm at Nullawarre, Wanstead Jerseys at Boorcan, owned by Roger and Amanda Heath, and Murray Brook Jerseys run by the Lenehan family at Crossley.
The Jersey Australia annual awards and dinner and annual general meeting will happen the next morning.
Delegates will also visit Daryl, Sue, Tim and Kate Bryce's farm Mt Pleasant Jerseys near Allansford, on May 23. Mr Bryce said it was a good opportunity to highlight the success of local Jersey farms.
"We've got people coming from all around Australia and expect to attract 80 to 90 people," he said.
"It's the biggest event for our club outside the annual on-farm challenge and it will be even better this year as we celebrate our 75th anniversary." The conference follows the launch earlier this year of a new 'Dairy's Finest' campaign to grow the breed.
The campaign highlights the strength of the Jersey cow and milk and its success in Australian farming conditions.
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