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    Milk Tragedy In Perth

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    Ive just learned that the Avon Valley Dairy in Toodyay lost half its herd in the recent bushfire and the other half have serious udder burns and may not produce milk again. This is one of Australias few Ayrshire herds and the Avon Valley Dairy used some of the last glass bottles in Australia for the milk. It was one of the best milks I have ever used for making coffee. The Thompson family, owners of the dairy are hoping to rebuild the herd but obviously they are pretty shocked by the whole tragedy.


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    Wow thats terrible Mike! :( Im sure the stuff would have tasted delicious (theres just something about milk in a glass bottle... did they have the foil lid too??) Fingers toes and hoofs crossed they get back on their feet.

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    Ayrshire milk is the best of all - bloody hard to get and now even harder here in Perth. I understand there is an Ayrshire herd in Victoria and NSW (worth checking out!) and a few smaller herds in Qld and SA where there are some breeders. This seesm to have been the only one in WA sadly.

    While the bottles did not have a foil cap it was nice having milk in glass again. Also their milk is pasteurised but NOT homogenised meaning that it has that lovely layer of cream at the top!

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    I have just given the Avon Valley dairy co a call this morning as i was researching milks for my new take away coffee window i will be setting up, only to learn that they will not be up and running again. *Very sad news as they sold me *:(

    PS. *This is my first post so please be gentle....any advise on setting up/best milk etc. will be much appreciated *:)


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    That is terrible news, and through no fault of their own......terrible :(

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    A large number of bushfires are caused by humans which caused a lot of suffering to innocent humans and creatures big and small. The wildlife here in WA already have a hard time surviving on their own. I am saddened to know of the demise of the dairy especially knowing i havent tried their products. The only best alternative now is to use Bannister Downs milk, used by cafes like Elixir in Nedlands and Antz In Your Pantz in Victoria Park. Harvey Fresh seems ok. Milk these days here dont seem to be as nice as years past due to decreasing rainfall and global warming. Pity. :(

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    Theres a dairy near Albany that does milk the old fashioned way. Ravenhill Dairy is a family run show, the milk is bottled on site (admittedly in plastic bottles) and there is a beautiful plug of cream at the top of the bottle.

    I think they have a few suppliers in Perth, Im not sure.

    For transparencys sake, I went to school with two of the sons, one of whom runs the dairy, and the other runs the distributing.

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    Re: Milk Tragedy In Perth

    Quote Originally Posted by 1037362A05420 link=1263179990/3#3 date=1272007049
    I have just given the Avon Valley dairy co a call this morning as i was researching milks for my new take away coffee window i will be setting up, only to learn that they will not be up and running again. *Very sad news as they sold me *:(

    PS. *This is my first post so please be gentle....any advise on setting up/best milk etc. will be much appreciated *:)
    Hi there Charlioh. Welcome to Coffee Snobs (CS). You wanted some advise on best milk/set-up. In what way do u want to set up? Bannister Downs milk is very very good, and they are available at different locations in Perth. As in set-up, do u mean how to froth/texture milk? Cheers. :)

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    Hey Grendel, that,s a good looking burn on your thumb there. That pic reminds me of the 70,s when milk used to be delivered every two days to doorstep. ;) Very environmental sound way of re-using bottles. Had rare problems of kids pinching milk back then. >:(



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