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Glen Herud
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Mobile milking is my thing. Being self employed for last 10 years, because I'm pretty much unemployable.
Mobile milking is my thing. Being self employed for last 10 years, because I'm pretty much unemployable.

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Thinking Of Starting a Micro Dairy. Don't Do It!
I've been selling milk from my micro dairy for over 1.5 years now. I started with 7 cows and I'm now milking 55 cows and selling milk all over Christchurch to some of the top cafe's and restaurants. I'm selling direct to the public as well and we are about ...
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Sprout Agribusiness Programme & Who Wants to go Mobile Milking?
For the last 2 years I’ve been working full
time to set up an experimental prototype dairy system. The plan has always been to "pave the way"so other people,  like me can go farming even if they don't have any land or very much money. I believe it was Peter...
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Bobby Calves, Palm Kernel, N Caps Are Beautiful Opportunities, Not Constraints
I’m reading a book called the beautiful constraint. The premise of the book is that the thing
that constrains your business can also turn out to be your biggest advantage.     I can’t help but think New Zealand agriculture
and our dairy industry in particul...
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So You Want To Set Up Your Own Small Scale Milk Business? This Is What You Really Need To Know.
Well, it appears that there are lots of people in New Zealand (and the world) who want to either set up their own milk business or want to go mobile milking. My goal is to set up a streamlined system that will allow others to start their own small scale dai...
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We're In Business! Mobile Milking Approved & The Milk Is Flowing
Two weeks ago The Ministry For Primary Industries approved my Risk Management Programme! It's a huge achievement & it means that mobile milking & more specifically mobile milk processing is possible in New Zealand. This now opens up a huge range of possibil...
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My Interview on Radio New Zealands Country Life Programme
I featured on Radio New Zealand Nationals Country Life programme on the weekend. You can hear it here if you have 20 minutes spare. I spoke about sustainable dairy, the mobile milking system, dryland dairy farming & why I think our dairy industry needs to m...
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Is Raw Milk Safe? Some Pasteurisation Facts. Why I Won't Sell Raw Milk & What To Look For In A Raw Milk Supplier
Tragically a child in Australia has died as a result of drinking contaminated raw milk.  So the raw milk vs pasteurised milk debate begins again. The comments on this article from June this year show the diverse opinions. I grew up drinking raw milk from th...
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New Zealand's Food Safety Regulations Are Not About Food Safety, But Rather International Trade & Politics
New Zealand's food safety regulations are not about food safety. It's about international trade & politics. Once I understood that, the regulations & procedures around dairy products begins to make sense to me. I'm going to be quite charitable to the regula...
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Is Our Food Safety System as Strong as We Think. Private Sector vs Public Sector
Is our food safety system as robust as we think it is? And are we better served by the public or private sector? Last week I blogged about my issues getting the mobile cowshed evaluated  by inspectors. The way the food safety system works, is the government...
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Mobile Milking System, Bureaucrats & Regulations
When I decided to actually build the mobile cowshed & process my own milk, I knew that the regulatory requirements would be the hardest part. New Zealand trades on our food safety reputation. We need to protect that reputation. I'm aware that even small sca...
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