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We're proud to support one of Australia's most productive dairy regions. From southern NSW to northern Victoria, learn about Murray Dairy's service to the region's dairy farmers and industry.

Who we are

Murray Dairy coordinates practical, regionally-relevant research, development, extension and education services to the dairy industry across northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. We partner with a number of organisations to deliver these services including, Dairy Australia, Registered Training Organisations, State Government, Universities, and private providers.

We actively seeks farmer and service sector input to help identify industry priorities and needs which inform dairy industry projects, courses and events. Provide your feedback or get in touch, contact us.

The services we offer aim to build knowledge, skills and resources to ensure a sustainable and profitable dairy sector in our region. By getting involved in Murray Dairy programs, you'll increase your opportunities to engage in industry networks, share ideas, enhance decision making and receive formal training.  
Murray Dairy Services are offered across a range of areas including:

  • Feedbase & Animal Nutrition
  • Farm Business Management
  • Land, Water and Carbon
  • Animal Performance and
  • People Capability

Along with a wealth of supporting tools and resources on this website. Discover practical information and tools in our Murray Dairy Farm.

Funding

Murray Dairy's primary funding is received from Dairy Australia from the total Dairy Australia budget including levy funds. Funding is distributed between the eight Regional Development Programs (RDP) across Australia based on the proportion of milk produced in that region (based on a rolling three year average).

Dairy farmers' milk is levied at 0.315 cents per litre or $3,150 for every million litres of milk produced. This levy funds a range of services including research, development, extension and the promotion and protection of the dairy industry’s interests within Australia and internationally. For every $1 of dairy levy funding, a further $4.50 of funds are sourced via partnerships, government and non-government organisations including Natural Resources Management (NRM) bodies and the Geoffrey Gardiner Foundation.

Find out more about the team, Board and committees working for Murray Dairy and our region's dairy farmers:

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Initiatives

Dairy Feed tools

Dairy Feed Tools is a complete feed management toolset for dairy farmers and managers. Feed planning, cost and resource management backed by Australian feed and pasture data to most accurately reflect the needs of your herd

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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