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RICHARD AND JOY GIBSON OWN THORNTON PARK JERSEY STUD, AT LONGBURN IN THE MANAWATU.

Richard Gibson is a nationally respected Jersey Breeder.

When you’ve bred a Jersey cow that produces 826 kilograms of milk solids in a season, he deserves the courtesy of a hearing.

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 Brendon Dolan (right) his father Phil (left) and Bell-Booth Product Specialist Glenn France.

BRENDON AND KATRINA DOLAN MILK 1,150 COWS IN TWO MOBS, THROUGH TWO SHEDS, ON THEIR SOUTH CANTERBURY COASTAL FARM.

“We raise 500 calves each year; heifer and bull calves they’re all raised on the Queen of Calves Programme,” says Brendon. “Aged 8 months, they’re weighing between 240- 250 kilograms, so they’re putting on just under a kilogram a day.”

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