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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.