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Western Dairy is one of eight Regional Development Programs across Australia delivering research, development and extension programs to help improve the profitability and sustainability of dairy farms in the region.

About Us

Western Dairy is a not-for-profit organisation funded through dairy farmer levies that are matched by Federal government funds channelled through Dairy Australia to Western Dairy. In addition to this funding, our activities are substantially augmented through additional funding partnerships, lead by the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. 

Western Dairy works closely with the South West Catchments’ Council, who is our delivery partner and where our offices are based. In supporting WA dairy farmers to be the best they can be, we also work closely with WA Farmers Dairy Section, South Regional TAFE, South West Development Commission and the Department of Environment, Water and Regulation.


Western Dairy’s key areas of operation

Western Dairy focuses on six key areas of operation:

  1. Animal Systems
  2. Feedbase
  3. Human Resource and Farm Business Management
  4. Natural Resource Management
  5. Industry perception and image
  6. Western Dairy operation and management

To learn more, review our Annual Report and three-year Strategic Operating Plan.



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.

Making herd diets simple: Rumen8

Rumen8 is a free application to help increase dairy cow milk production and reduce feed costs. Rumen8 is easy to use and is supported by the Western Dairy team, register today.

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