In 2013/14 Tasmania produced around 850 million litres of milk, accounting for approximately 9% of national milk output. The three main dairy regions are the north-west, central north and north-east of the state, including King Island.

What is DairyTas?

DairyTas is a Regional Development Program (RDP) Dairy Australia established in the 1990s to deliver practical and regionally relevant information to help improve local farm businesses.

"It's through DairyTas that we see the value of our levy investment at an on-farm level. DairyTas tailors the information produced by Dairy Australia to ensure it is relevant to Tasmania, and it is useful in the day-to-day running of our farm."
- Duncan Sadler, dairy farmer

Who pays for it?

Dairy Australia’s annual investment in DairyTas is determined by the region’s milk production. DairyTas works to leverage additional funds from natural resource management (NRM) bodies, state government and other interested investors.

Key projects:

This table lists some of DairyTas's major projects. For more information or to view the full list, visit DairyTas projects.

Project Description Benefit
Dairy Smart extension Run in conjunction with TIAR Dairy Smart helps farmers increase skills and business management by working in regional groups to focus on farm management priorities.   Improved profitability, & practical support when dealing with seasonal farm management issues 
Nutrient management extension   DairyTas works to build awareness of the benefits of improved nutrient management through targeted nutrient applications and improved input efficiency.  Improved profitability and input cost efficiencies


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