Gunbower farmer Roger Brereton’s face will feature on a Devondale milk container.RHIANNON HORRELL July 9, 2014 3:48am
District dairyfarmers have a unusual claim to fame — their faces and names now feature on Devondale milk bottles.
Farmers from Tongala, Leitchville, Cohuna, Pinegrove and Gunbower appear on the bottles, which hit supermarket shelves this week.
‘‘A letter turned up in the mail saying that a photographer was coming to take my photo,’’ Gunbower dairy farmer Roger Brereton said.
Mr Brereton has 300 jersey cows on a 90ha farm.
‘‘It’s on Gunbower Island and it’s a beautiful part of the country.
‘‘Quite a few people have noticed (the milk bottles). It’s caused a bit of excitement, it’s an honour.
‘‘All the grandchildren (Tayla, Macey and Jed) have been excited to see Pop on a milk bottle.’’
Mr Brereton has been supplying milk to Murray Goulburn for more than 20 years.
Mr Brereton, 72, said he is a third generation farmer after his grandfather selected the land in 1894.
He runs the farm with wife Elaine, son Kurt, along with daughter-in-law Melanie.
‘‘I have no plans to retire at this stage, I enjoy what I do.
‘‘We are happy to support the farmer-owned Murray Goulburn Co-operative.’’
Fellow dairyfarmer Adam Sims, who lives in Pinegrove, said he had not told many people yet about his claim to fame.
Mr Sims has been a dairy farmer for about three years and was involved in cropping before that.
He said he expected a bit of friendly flak from friends in Melbourne about his milk bottle appearance.
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