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Provide farmers with the know how to improve the integration and strategic use of supplements in farm systems.
Deliver forage improvement innovations with projected industry benefits of $800 per hectare to commercial partners in 2022 (additional to the expected industry benefits of $240 per hectare from the Dairy Futures CRC).
To provide genetic innovations in forages and improved selection processes that underpin future productivity gains.
To develop and implement a timely path-to-market for the outcomes of the Dairy Futures GM pasture work to ensure products are commercialised and dairy farmers can access new varieties.
Continue to innovate in development and delivery of integrated RD&E knowledge for creating sustained profitability.
Sustained practice change and best practice management of pasture and forages leading to more profitable and resilient dairy farms.
Low cost production of home grown pastures and forages underpin the competitive advantage of Australian dairy farmers. Productivity gains are needed in the production of home grown feed, the efficient utilisation of these feeds and the profitable integration of supplements in our various feeding systems. Dairy Moving Forward (DMF) also calls out that we are seeing a plateau in home grown feed utilisation across the country. DMF has identified that we needed an increased focus on supported practice change within Feedbase and Animal Nutrition to assist with addressing this. This plan while tackling the core technical issues of Feedbase and Animal Nutrition also specifically addresses the practice change challenge. Combined together they set a plan for how we can create more profitable and resilient dairy farmers through improvements in Feedbase and Animal Nutrition.