Model Farm Manager, CopRice
Originally from NE Victoria, Ellen is the newest member of the Coprice nutrition team. A lover of dogs and all things bovine, Ellen is passionate about the future of Australian Dairy. Ellen strives to provide her clients with practical, and applicable, science based advice, with the profitability of the farm business front of mind.
Ellen has previously provided whole farm consultancy services to businesses in North East Victoria, Tasmania, and the Goulburn Valley. She is a believer in bringing teams together to formulate success on farm, and has worked with a number of veterinarians and consultants to achieve excellent results for dairy, sheep, and beef operations. Ellen’s particular areas of interest are heifer rearing, transition management, and fertility in high production dairy herds.
Ellen’s journey began with a Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience, followed by post graduate research in ruminant nutrition and bovine fertility. Her research on markers of fertility in colostrum was awarded the AIA Richardson Memorial Award in 2015 for outstanding contribution to agricultural research. A passion for transition cow management and heifer rearing, led Ellen to go on to become an accredited InCalf Advisor for Dairy Australia. Ellen also stands as a committee member for the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition.
An optimist at heart, Ellen is always looking for a better way forward. She is excited to be managing the CopRice model farms and plans to develop new practices and products to improve the production and profitability of farm businesses, the welfare and longevity of the animals, and re-awaken the passion within the people of dairy.