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Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia is the Australian dairy industry’s service organisation.

Our purpose is to provide services that collectively benefit and advance dairy farm businesses and the industry, including investment in research and innovation, learning and capability development, marketing, policy research, market insights and trade development.

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Technology the key to increasing yields for Bega, NSW farmer

Smarter irrigation technology, like soil moisture probes with real-time telemetry, has become an integral tool for New South Wales dairy farmer Will Russell, enabling him to grow more feed and increase herd size.  
 
Will is one of the farmers across Australia who partners in the Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase 2 (SIP2) program which provides an opportunity for dairy irrigators to closely monitor the impact of irrigation optimisation strategies, and take-up opportunities to increase their knowledge on the practical tools and support available to help in irrigation decisions. 

  • Led by
    Dairy Australia
  • In collaboration with
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)
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Dairy Australia introduces program to help farmers achieve long-term goals

'Our Farm, Our Plan' has been developed by Dairy Australia with support from Dairy NZ and the Gardiner Foundation and is designed to help farmers answer some of the big questions, clarify business and personal goals, and prioritise what to do next.

 

For a 12-month period, farmers receive support to put their plan on a page and get everyone in their business on the same page. Dairy Australia farm performance lead Neil Webster said research had shown that when goals were documented people's commitment increased and they were more likely to carry through with the actions needed to achieve their goals.

  • Led by
    Dairy Australia
  • In collaboration with
    Dairy NZ & The Gardiner Foundation
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Forage Value Index worth investigating for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers who have chosen to renovate perennial pastures this autumn are encouraged to use Dairy Australia's Forage Value Index (FVI) to select the right ryegrass for their farm and ensure they are making the best decisions for the year ahead. 

 

The FVI enables farmers to select perennial ryegrass cultivars that will deliver the best possible pasture based on their location, farming system and forage needs. 

  • Led by
    Dairy Australia

Research projects

Other research projects
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Dairy heat forecast service 2020-21

This investment provides the Australian dairy industry with an early warning service for potential heat stress conditions. The forecast service …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Oct 2020

  • Research organisation

    Weather Intelligence

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Adapting to climate change on dairy farms

Climate change is a key sustainability risk for the Australian dairy industry. Australia is already the world's driest inhabited continent …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2021

  • Research organisation

    Dairy Australia

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Dairy

Cool Cows refresh

Assessing the cost of hot weather in terms of individual cow milk production and then devising on-farm management strategies for …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2018

  • Research organisation

    Dairy Australia

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Forewarned is forearmed RRD4P Extreme weather events

Australian farmers and agribusiness operate in one of the most variable climates of any country in the world, with extreme …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2017

  • Research organisation

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

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Multiple industries

DairyHigh 1

Dairy HIGH 1 (high integrity grass-fed herds) focussed on feedbase research to help Tasmanian dairy farmers maintain efficient, profitable and sustainable …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2019

  • Research organisation

    Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

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National Pasture Genebank

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) manages the Australian Pastures Genebank (APG). It is the custodian of more …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2014

  • Research organisation

    South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)

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Technical Policy Support

This project invests in research that will assist the Australian dairy industry formulate policies that support the Australian dairy industry …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jul 2020

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Dairy Innovation Hub 2.0

This investment addresses some of the major technical challenges faced by the Australian dairy manufacturing industry. It aims to test, …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    1 Feb 2021

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A Circular Economy for Silage Wrap

This project supports the development of a Product Stewardship Scheme for farm plastics, and, in particular, dairy silage wraps and …
  • Led by

    Dairy Australia

  • Start date

    4 Jan 2021

  • Research organisations

    Dairy Australia, MRA Consulting Group

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