Camel-ccino anyone?

Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at 3:00:00 PM

The Shire of Toodyay is no stranger to farm animals such as sheep and cows. However, a taller species has become the focus of an exciting new business venture – camels.

For the last three and a half years, Dr Max Bergmann, Managing Director of DromeDairy Australia Pty Ltd has been establishing a herd of dromedary camels on a property on Toodyay Road in Morangup.  Recently, the operation has expanded to another property off Morangup Road in Morangup.  Dr Bergmann has been working with the Shire of Toodyay and the WA Health Department to obtain the necessary approvals to operate a world first, mobile  milking  system  which is currently  being  custom  built  in Germany to supply camel milk for human consumption. It is anticipated  that  once this equipment arrives, which should be around September 2020, the camel venture will move fully to the Morangup Road property.

DromeDairy Australia Pty Ltd is Toodyay’s local camel dairy and part of  the Toodyay Picnic Trail,  which  was launched  last year in July.   DromeDairy produces a range of natural skin and hair care products, made from camel milk and other naturally sourced ingredients.  These unique products are sold online, and through stockists in Perth and also through Uniquely Toodyay.

There  are plans to open a cafe on the farm making DromeDairy a must see stop for anyone travelling to or from the Toodyay district.  DromeDairy is closely collaborating  with the Toodyay Shire to make this a tourist magnet success for the region.  "I have always found the staff of the Shire extremely helpful and open to all my crazy ideas” says Dr Bergmann. “It is important for us to work together to a common goal of bringing more people to our beautiful town.   This sounds logical,  but I can assure you that reality is often quite different.   So it is really good to see that the Shire is always open and supportive for businesses like ours, which is very reassuring and encouraging moving forward, and if we can contribute in making this the ‘Camel Shire’, I would be more than happy” Dr Bergmann explains.  DromeDairy will, therefore, continue to work with the Toodyay Shire and other businesses in the area to enable everyone to have a camel-ccino or camel milk waffle at the DromeDairy café, or the Toodyay bakery in the very near future.

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