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

Primary content

Our business units work across the supply chain focusing on productivity, profitability, skills, and building a trusted dairy industry.

Business units

Dairy Australia has inter-related business groups that work across the supply chain.

Farm Profit and Capability

This group coordinates RD and E programs that focus on farm productivity and profits. They work at a grassroots level, translating science into on-farm action. The farm team focuses on issues such as feed, animal performance, people, business management and environmental resources.

Key projects/programs include:

  • People in Dairy
  • Countdown
  • Regional Development programs (RDPs) ie GippsDairy, DairyTas, DairySA

Trade and Strategy

Trade & Strategy aims to maximise wealth creation for dairy farmers by facilitating profitable international trade in dairy products. It also provides accurate information and analysis that supports business planning and decision making.

Key programs/projects include:

  • Dairy Situation & Outlook
  • International market development
  • Trade policy reform

Marketing and Communication

This broad based business group with the objective of transferring and communicating information, knowledge and technologies to create opportunities off-farm that ensure the manufacturing component of the dairy value chain remains innovative and competitive.

Key programs include:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Manufacturing innovation
  • Resource management
  • Dairy values
  • Product applications
  • Consumer marketing 
  • Discover Dairy
  • Legendairy Capital
  • Issues Management

Business and Organisational Performance

This group ensures Dairy Australia's business performance is effective and the organisation has optimum capability, thereby delivering the best possible service to stakeholders.

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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