This Performance Report is a new approach to provide detailed information on Dairy Australia’s range of initiatives and investments on behalf of levy payers. It is an accompanying document to our Annual Report 2018-19.
The report 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 major project investments to support the productivity, profitability and sustainability of dairy farming in Australia.
In 2018-19 (FY19), Dairy Australia invested $58 million across 13 key program areas defined in our Strategic Plan (for the period FY17 to FY20) and FY19 Annual Operating Plan. This report provides an overview of our performance across these programs and is based on our Evaluation Framework introduced in 2018. It is not an exhaustive list of all our key metrics, but a compilation of some of the significant milestones and achievements in FY19.
Key group-level performance metrics are also outlined across different aspects of the organisation including financial, people, stakeholder satisfaction, technology and infrastructure, and risk management.
Download the full Performance Report 2018-19.
More information about Dairy Australia’s achievements, people and corporate governance is contained in our Annual Report 2018-19.
Strategic Priority 1 (SP1) comprises two streams:
- Pre-farmgate activities that contribute directly towards improving farm profitability by balancing cost of production, risk and total return on investment. The majority of this activity is productivity improvementoriented R&D, ‘best practice’ identification and subsequent program development.
- Post-farmgate activities that are focused 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.