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Young Dairy Network Team

The Young Dairy Network (YDN) provides a link for young farmers with similar interests, in an environment where they can share ideas and experiences both local and relevant to their career stages.

Across the Subtropical region, there are six YDN regions:

  • Darling Downs
  • South East Queensland
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Farm North Queensland
  • Farm North, and
  • Mid North Coasts of NSW

Each region has an Operational Steering Committee (OSC) made up of young farmers from that region. Each region's OSC decides on the events and activities that suit the region and benefit the farmers in that region. The OSCs' are overseen by a Strategic Steering Committee (SSC).

The Young Dairy Network is managed by Subtropical Dairy  in collaboration with the Queensland Dairy farmers Organisation.

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Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making. Find out how Focus Farms looks at the factors impacting decisions at any point in time, including seasonal and market conditions.


DataGene is an independent and industry-owned organisation responsible for driving genetic gain and herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry and is an initiative of Dairy Australia and industry.

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