Dairy Australia - Dairy information for Australian Dairy Farmers and the industry

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We are the national service body for the Australian dairy industry and are committed to building a profitable and sustainable future for the industry that we serve.

Who we are

Dairy Australia is the national services body for the dairy industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry. We act as the ‘investment arm’ of the industry, investing in projects that can’t be done efficiently by individual farmers or companies.

Dairy Australia returns a $3 benefit to farmers for every $1 levy dollar raised. 

- BDA Group (agricultural investment analysts)

2016/17 Funding

Our annual funding is a combination of levy, government and leveraged funds: 

$31 million – Dairy Services Levy, paid by farmers based on milk production 
$22 million – the Government supports dairy by matching payments for eligible R&D 
Dairy Australia also attracts funding at project level from state governments, universities, research organisations and other dairy support organisations: $5 million for 2016.
Investment areas

To achieve its core business objectives, Dairy Australia annually develops and reviews a set of strategic priorities to guide investment. Learn more

A whole of supply chain approach

The dairy supply chain is highly interdependent. Each sector - from farming to processing and exporting – relies on the other to generate business. A key role for Dairy Australia is investing across the supply chain to facilitate profitable partnerships. Learn more


Dairy Feed tools

Dairy Feed Tools is a complete feed management toolset for dairy farmers and managers. Feed planning, cost and resource management backed by Australian feed and pasture data to most accurately reflect the needs of your herd

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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