The Performance Report is an accompanying document to our Annual Report 2018-19 and is presented for the interest of our farmer levy payers and range of industry and government stakeholders – notably those who partner with Dairy Australia in investing in major projects designed to support the productivity, profitability and sustainability of dairy farming in Australia.
This is the first year that Dairy Australia has published a Performance Report containing detailed information on our range of programs and investments. We hope that this increased transparency around our activities helps to show the value that Dairy Australia provides to our industry through the dairy levy - not only today, but in setting it up for future success.
This Performance Report provides an overview of our performance across 13 key program areas. This is not an exhaustive list of all our key metrics, but a compilation of some of the significant milestones and achievements in FY19.
To read more about our organisation, achievements, people and corporate governance please refer to the Annual Report 2018-19.
Strategic Priority 1 (SP1) comprises two streams:
- Pre-farmgate activities contribute directly towards improving farm profitability by balancing the cost of production, risk and total return on investment. Activity is focused on improving productivity through R&D, identifying best practice and developing programs.
- Post-farmgate activities focus on improving farmgate sustainability and opportunities through supply chain cost reductions or improved conditions in key international markets.
Below are the key programs for SP1.
Strategic Priority 2 (SP2) encompasses programs that enhance the capability of industry participants. This includes extension services (the sharing of Strategic Priority 1 knowledge with farmers and advisors) and more general education and training activities which:
- attract people to the sector
- build capability
- provide assistance in career transitions.
Below are the key programs for SP2.
Strategic Priority 3 (SP3) activities have a strong focus on maintaining the industry’s long-term social licence to operate. These include:
- marketing and communications to build consumer trust and confidence in dairy products and the industry
- informing policy with industry insights and research
- collecting, analysing and distributing sector statistics and information for the benefit of industry stakeholders
- maintaining the sector’s Sustainability Framework which sets and measures goals around sustainability credentials.
Below are the key programs for SP3.