4:00am

A day in the life of a Westgold farmer

4.00AM - 5:00AM

Up bright and early to the waiting cows. There’s a full day ahead.

5:00AM - 6:30AM

Our cows are milked while the sun rises, then it’s off back to the paddock for them as I clean the milking shed.

7.00AM - 8:00AM

A hearty breakfast with the family, and the usual excitement to get the kids ready for the day ahead.

8.30AM - 9:00AM

After breakfast, the kids are off to school as I head back out to check on the cows.

10.00AM - 11:30AM

Cows need plenty of grass to produce quality milk. So I always make sure they’re in lush paddocks.

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Time for a well-earned lunch, I can already smell the macaroni cheese cooking

3.30PM - 5:00PM

Bit of a chat with the herd as they head in for milking on this stunning afternoon.

5:00PM - 5:30PM

The last job for the day is to clean the milking shed, getting it ready for another early morning milking tomorrow.

6:00PM - 6:30PM

Dinner together as a family. This is our favourite time of the day.

7:00PM - 7:30PM

The kids tucked up nice and early, ready for sleep after a story (or two) from Mum.

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Feet up and a cup of tea before we head to bed. Ready to do it all again tomorrow.

8:30PM -9:30PM

Feet up and a cup of tea before we head to bed.

Thanks for joining us on our farm