Jamie Vogels to run for Corangamite Shire’s Coastal Ward

Supporting agriculture, listening to farmers, improved bushfire planning and helping businesses recover from COVID-19 form the platform on which Jamie (John) Vogels will contest the Corangamite Shire election for the Coastal Ward.

Mr Vogels, 47, was born and raised in the Shire and manages Scotts Dairies with his brother Andrew. He owns property in both the Coastal and South-West Wards and is the son of former Corangamite Mayor and Victorian MP, MLA and MLC John Vogels (AM). Continue reading

Dairy Life | Part 4: Green grass and open paddocks

Welcome to the fourth instalment in our Dairy Life series, which follows the life of one of our dairy heifer calves, right through to her becoming a working milker.

Apostle Whey Cheese Dairy Life Series DinkusThe health and wellbeing of our animals is critical to the quality of our milk and by extension the taste and success of our cheeses. Every decision we make on our farm is designed to produce the highest quality milk possible. Continue reading

How does our tourism offering stack up?

Researchers are putting the Twelve Apostles region’s tourism experience to the test, with a new project set to determine whether visitor expectations are being met.

Early anecdotal evidence has already suggested that visitors are prepared to pay a fee to visit the Twelve Apostles, that food in the region could be improved and that visitors plan short stays because they lack awareness of what else the region has to offer. Continue reading

Dairy Life | Part 3: A changing diet, vaccines & disbudding

Welcome to the third installment in our Dairy Life series, which follows the life of one of our dairy heifer calves, right through to her becoming a working milker.

This Dairy Life series aims to help our customers, and other people who aren’t farmers, better understand the intricacies of environmentally sustainable dairy production. It is a way of life that we love, but it’s also a highly demanding job that requires a good education, lots of training, extensive experience and the ability to understand and apply complex aspects of animal and agricultural science. Continue reading