welcome to brookbora jerseys
Located in Northern Victoria, Brookbora Jerseys is owned by Robert and Sandra Bacon. Our son Daniel works with us on farm and also an Animal Nutritionist working off farm part time. His partner Stacey, works off farm in the ag industry, while maintaining a keen interest in the farm and showing. Our daughter Michelle, her partner Patrick and their children Thomas and Annabelle live nearby. Michelle is a Pharmacist, a Personal Trainer and recently completed formal study in Nutrition (Human) and Pat is an Environmental Consultant. Tom & Annabelle are doing what all little kids do....loving life, enjoying the attention of their family and growing up so quickly.
The third generation to manage the property, purchased in 1950, Brookbora Jerseys was first established by Robert's parents, Norm and Margaret Bacon in 1963. The original home property was expanded with the purchase of the neighbouring property in 1981, taking the home property to 96 hectares.
In 2011, Brookbora expanded by 142 hectares with 130 leased and 22 purchased land to be used for young stock and fodder production, with excess fodder sold. In May 2013, a further 43 hectares was purchased and together with the original property, will be used primarily for milk production.
Originally the herd was established primarily on Elenko and Edenhope bloodlines and of more recent years several families have been introduced. The use of artificial insemination and herd testing were important in the formation of the herd that exists today. The herd is highly commercial, bred with very functional type cows and the ABV average is currently amongst the top 2% of herds nationally. Type, production and index are all important factors in our breeding decisions.