AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers was saddened to hear of the passing this week of Warrnambool dairy farmer and industry legend John Harlock.
John will be remembered for his strong advocacy, particularly around the adoption of improved dairy farming practices. He was passionate about the herd improvement industry and understanding the benefits which can be derived from improved genetics.
Over the years, John held positions on positions on a number of dairy industry boards and committees, including the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, Western Herd Improvement and the Warrnambool Co-operative Society.
John was a former chairman of the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme, Genetics Australia, and was a founding member of Datagene.
Just last week he was inducted into Western Victorian Dairy Industry Honour Board for his contributions to the sector.
Our thoughts are with his wife Shirley and their extended family.
Ashley Mackinnon, Public Affairs Manager
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