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A brief overview of Western Victorian dairy region facts and figures

 Western Victorian Dairy Region

The western Victorian dairy region extends west from Geelong towards the South Australian border, with a large share of farms concentrated around the coastal areas between Simpson and Koroit.

The region has approximately 1,300 farms and is home to some 392,000 cows. Milk production totals circa 2.050 billion litres, representing close to 23% of the national milk production and 27% of Australia’s dairy exports. There are 6,800 people employed on farm, but a total of over 10,300 working directly in the industry.

For the latest regional facts and figures, download the National Dairy Farmer Survey - Regional NDFS results at a glance.

Considering investing in the region? Download A Guide for Investors: Dairy farming in South West Victoria

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