Guernsey cattle produce milk that is high in protein and high in beta-carotene, which gives the milk its distinctive colour and flavour. Guernsey milk is used in Australia to make quality white and flavoured milks, yoghurt, cheese, ice-cream and other dairy delights.
Australian Guernsey cattle are found in a wide range of climatic and farming conditions, from tropical Queensland to cool Tasmania, with their diet varying from pasture-based with some supplementary feeding, to Total Mixed Ration in some herds.
Many herds use AI extensively, taking advantage of the range of sires available from Australian and overseas sources. Breeders also utilise Herd Recording, and participate in a Classification scheme using HFAA classifiers.Registered Guernseys are sought after to enhance the protein output of the herd. Full registration plus an Appendix scheme using pure-bred Guernsey sires are available.