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Mid Coast Dairy Advancement Group runs programs to support the region's dairy farmers

Mid Coast Dairy Advancement Group 

Dairy NSW Mid Coast Dairy Advancement Group 

What we do

The Mid Coast Dairy Advancement Group (Mid Coast DAG) is the largest and oldest NSW regional dairy group. Mid Coast DAG works to ensure there is a strong communication channel in the region and creates informed opportunities for dairy farmers to meet at field days, farm tours, discussion groups, seminars or meetings.

Objectives of Mid Coast DAG are to:

  • Advance the dairying industry in the mid coast area
  • Improve productivity of mid coast dairies
  • Lower production costs for each litre of milk produced
  • Grow overall production of dairies in the mid coast region

Mid Coast DAG seeks to develop strong linkages across the industry, including all relevant dairy organisations such as Dairy Australia, Dairy NSW and Dairy Connect, local, state and federal governments, agencies and departments, water authorities, regional agribusiness and service providers.

Geographic area we cover

The Mid Coast DAG region covers Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Hastings/Port Macquarie and Kempsey. Most dairies in our region are family-owned businesses and operate year round calving.

Many farms use an annual ryegrass pasture feedbase. Milk from the region is mostly sold into the NSW fresh milk market. 

Activities and events

Mid Coast DAG supports training workshops to enhance dairy farmers’ skills across these areas:

  • High quality milk production
  • Herd health
  • Farm productivity
  • Business profitability
  • Managing regulations, and
  • Natural resource management.

Look up Mid Coast DAGS Events and register on the Mid Coast DAGS website.
 
Subscribe to the Dairy DROPPINGS fortnightly ENEWS to receive keep up to date on Events. To get on the email list, send your details to: DairyDroppings@midcoastdags.com.au

The hardcopy, quarterly newsletter, Dairy DOINGS is also available. To get on the mailing list for this newsletter, email your details to DairyDoings@midcoastdags.com.au

Contact

Chair 
Tim Bale
email: tbale.wingham@ljh.com.au
Ph: 0427 535 511

Secretariat
Email: midcoastdags@gmail.com









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