From 1st June Holstein Australia will recommence classification visits throughout Gippsland, North West and North Central Victoria, Riverina NSW and South Australia.
This is the first stage of a phased reintroduction of the class tour, with other regions and states to be included as state and territory travel restrictions are eased. Expanding the class tour to further regions will be assessed on an ongoing basis and communicated to members.
Members can book classification visits in the usual way by contacting John Crowther on 0428 813 058 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specials will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
To protect the health and safety of our members and their families, our class team and the communities within which they live and work, Holstein Australia has introduced a number of health and safety classification visit protocols which can be downloaded for future reference.
Prior to your class visit members will be asked a number of questions to confirm the COVID-19 free status of personnel and family members at the property to be visited.
During the farm visit Holstein Australia staff will observe social distancing and personal hygiene procedures as recommended by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.
Holstein Australia CEO, Graeme Gillan, says that this is a significant first step towards the reintroduction of field services for all members.
“We are taking things one step at a time with the health and welfare of our members and staff uppermost in our mind. Within the regions we will be operating in from 1 June we can provide our classification service while meeting all current restrictions and guidelines. Looking ahead we look forward to extending the tour further as state and territory restrictions are eased and the ability for our classification team to undertake multi-day trips safely becomes easier.”