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Data comparing farm profitability and productivity in Tasmania.

TAS Dairy Farm Monitor Project

The Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) provides profitability and productivity data for a range of farms across Tasmania. It allows farmers to compare their performance against other farms, and identify areas for improvement.

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2015-16


This is the third year of the Dairy Farm Monitor Project in Tasmania. In 2015-16 the data obtained from 29 farms in Tasmania revealed average whole farm earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $246,639, a 48% decrease compared with the previous year. The average gross income was lower by 12% while the cost of production was 4% higher in 2015-16 compared with 2014-’15. Milk sales increased slightly from 924 kg MS/ha in 2014-15 to 936 kg MS/ha in 2015-16. Return on assets was 3.9% compared with last year'™s 7.8%.

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