Subtropical Dairy Regional Groups



Regional Groups and Small Grants Program

Subtropical Dairy's Regional Groups are located across the subtropical dairying regions of Queensland and northern New South Wales. These Regional Groups work on projects that support their region's dairy farmers.

Regional Groups

The size and spread of the Subtropical Dairy area has led to the establishment of the Regional Groups. Each group focuses on issues specific to their own region and farming systems.

There are active groups in the following regions:

  • Darling Downs/Burnett

  • South East Queensland

  • Central Queensland

  • Far North Queensland

  • Far North Coast of NSW

  • Mid North Coast of NSW

  • Sunshine Coast

Regional Group contacts

Region

Name

Position

Contact

Far North Qld

Annaliisa Geraghty

Chair

annaliisa.geraghty@gmail.com

 

Jo Srhoj

Secretary

jo@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Central Qld

Brad Silver

Chair

brad.silver@au.lactalis.com

 

Kylie Dennis

Secretary

kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

South East Qld

Luke Stock

Chair

lukestock@live.com

 

Belinda Haddow

Secretary

belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Darling Downs

Kylie Wiecks

Chair

chelmonte@bigpond.com

 

Belinda Haddow

Secretary

belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Far North Coast NSW

Terry Toohey

Chair

tjtoohey@bigpond.com

 

Alicia Richters

Secretary

alicia@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Mid North Coast NSW

Heath Cook

Chair

hnjcook@bigpond.com

 

Alicia Richters

Secretary

alicia@subtropicaldairy.com.au

Sunshine Coast

Elke Watson 

Chair

elke@scorpex.com.au

 

Kylie Dennis 

Secretary 

kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au 

Small grants

Subtropical Dairy provides funds for small project grants each year. Grants are available for projects and activities that support the industry's strategic priorities and provide an industry benefit throughout Subtropical Dairy or help solve a local problem.

Recent projects supported by Subtropical Dairy include:

  • An automated heat detection system
  • Legume/kikuyu swards
  • Biological alternatives for mastitis treatment
  • Calibrating pasture meters
  • First aid training
  • Evaluation of ammonium-based fertilisers
  • Financial benchmarking
  • Precision fertiliser application

Each Regional Group has an annual budget of $5,000 to invest in local research, development and extension projects. These are funded through submissions to the Subtropical Dairy Board Projects Committee and must be endorsed by the regional group prior to the project being submitted.

To discuss small grants project ideas and obtain a copy of the application form, contact Subtropical Dairy Executive Officer Dr Brad Granzin on 0431 197 479.

Queensland Government assistance

The Queensland Government provides drought assistance for primary producers such as dairy farmers, for more information visit Drought assistance for primary producers.


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