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Australian Milk Residue Analysis

The Australian Milk Residue Analysis (AMRA) Survey provides a national, independent chemical residue monitoring program for cows' milk. The AMRA Survey has a key role in promoting the dairy industry's reputation and facilitating ongoing market access by monitoring on-farm chemical use.

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AMRA Annual Report 2019

A summary of results from the Australian Milk Residue Analysis Survey 2018–2019.
Manufacturing and Trade
Food Safety

Throughout each year, about 1,000 samples of raw milk are collected from farms across all dairying regions of Australia. These samples are used to conduct about 13,000 analyses for nearly 70 different compounds covering antimicrobials, animal parasite control chemicals, feed contaminants and environmental contaminants.

The results tell an overwhelmingly positive story with close to 100% compliance over the history of the survey.

The survey is coordinated by Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) on behalf of other state regulatory authorities and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE).

Until 2017, the program was supported and funded by Dairy Australia on behalf of the Australian dairy industry. These arrangements changed in 2017 to better align funding with the survey's principle objectives, with future funding to come from DAWE's export cost recovery arrangement.


  • AMRA annual report 2014 2015

    PDF687.95 KB
  • AMRA annual report 2015 2016

    PDF944.99 KB
  • AMRA annual report 2016 2017

    PDF1.27 MB
  • AMRA annual report 2017 2018

    PDF1.01 MB
  • AMRA annual report 2018 2019

    PDF605.03 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2011 2012

    PDF101.26 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2012 2013

    PDF121.86 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2013 2014

    PDF129.14 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2014 2015

    PDF567.86 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2015 2016

    PDF567.63 KB
  • Australian milk residue assessment results 2016 2017

    PDF757.75 KB

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