The dairy industry of the Lower Murray-Darling Basin can do much to ensure its future.
The medium and long-term shape of dairying in the region is dependent on acting on current realities and a practical approach to future prospects.
Early in 2009 farmers and industry sought a long-term response to the significant and ongoing challenges in the Basin and the structural changes occurring both pre- and post- farm gate. In partnership with industry, Dairy Australia commissioned An Inquiry into Dairying in the Lower Murray-Darling Basin, a process of information collection, analysis, engagement and independent assessment with the community of the Lower Murray-Darling Basin.
Lower Murray-Darling Basin: the Facts, the Future
The Inquiry process
The Inquiry into Dairying in the Lower Murray-Darling Basin sought to provide clarity around the key drivers that are, and will, influence the trajectory of the dairy industry in the region into the future.
The Inquiry drew together a comprehensive suite of information with the key output of the Inquiry being the report A dry argument: a future for dairy in the Murray Basin?ÃÂ authored by Roger Beale, Dr John Radcliffe and Peter Ryan.
Click here to view part 1 of A dry argument: a future for dairy in the Murray Basin?, this is a large document, and may take several minutes to download
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