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The dairy industry continues to be one of Australia's most important agricultural industries, generating $13.7 billion across the whole supply chain. Australian dairy employs approximately 38,000 people directly - on dairy farms and in manufacturing.
Continued investment from a range of sources will be vital to ensuring that the Australian dairy industry continues to enhance its contribution to incomes, infrastructure and employment and can capture the opportunities that exist for its participants.
Dairy Australia produced the guide for investment and the Australian dairy industry as a starting point for investors considering the dairy sector as part of their investment portfolios. It has also been designed to assist farmers who may be considering different models to bring capital into their businesses.
The guide is available free for download:
Download the Investment and the Australian dairy industry guide (PDF,4.9MB)
The guide features the latest global and domestic market information, detail around pre-farm gate and post-farm gate dairy production as well as information regarding investment structures, investment options, on-farm performance benchmarks and tips around due diligence.
As the industry-owned national services body, Dairy Australia have developed this resource as a platform to help inform those with an interest in this area.
Neil Lane's presentation Pathways to successful farm businesses (PDF, 843KB)
Globally, Australian dairy currently:
Australia's key export markets are:
Capital investment in the dairy sector can increase efficiency and productive capacity and contribute to incomes, infrastructure and employment.
The future of dairy depends on building a sustainable industry vision through investment across the dairy supply chain,