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Dairy Australia collects, analyses and provides information to inform better decisions across the supply chain.

Production Inputs Monitor

The Production Inputs Monitor is a monthly update around key farm inputs, including water, hay and grain, fertiliser and weather.

This month's Production Inputs Monitor

Production Inputs Monitor - Issue 173- April 2020 (PDF, 1 MB)

The latest report shows:

  • More rain fell across southeastern Australia in April
  • Irrigation prices eased significantly, down approximately 50% since the start of the year
  • A potential La Nina weather event could be on the horizon
  • A large drop in cull cow volume this month

Why the Production Inputs Monitor is created

The Production Inputs Monitor provides farmers, government, industry advocacy and businesses across the supply chain with independently produced, unbiased data on farm inputs.

Dairy Australia collects, analyses and provides information so farmers are better equipped to make informed decisions and engage with processors and service providers about their farm business.

Previous Production Inputs Monitor Reports


Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

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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