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The Accelerating Change project aims to support farmers to develop profitable and resilient businesses through driving feedbase and irrigation management efficiencies.

Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change was a three-year partnership project between Murray Dairy, Dairy Australia, AgVic and Regional Development Victoria, delivered between February 2015 and June 2018, with the aim of helping farmers to develop profitable and resilient businesses through driving efficiencies in feedbase and irrigation management.

The project provided information to support the development of resilient and profitable feedbase systems in the Murray Dairy region through three program areas:

  1. Monitoring and measurement
    Collecting and analysing data measuring on-farm performance of different forage types, irrigation and water efficiency strategies, and feedbase management.
  2. Innovative extension programs
    Developing and piloting new extension and learning activities to assist farmers in identifying and implementing changes to their feedbase, driving efficiencies and profitability, working with participating farmers, the service sector, other RD&E organisations and the wider industry to identify these regional changes.  
  3. Regionally specific industry analysis program 
    Reporting on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the operating environment for farmers in the Murray Dairy region. The program looked at the operating environment from an industry perspective, but also from a farm-to-farm perspective, recognising the variability in resources, climate and market conditions and farm systems across the region or in different seasons. 

 Read more about the project outcomes in the Accelerating Change Project Summary

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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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