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Western Dairy’s vision is of a vibrant, profitable and responsible dairy industry in Western Australia based on dairy farmers having the business acumen and capacity to value opportunities.

Western Australia

  • In 2018/19 WA produced around 374 million litres of milk
  • This represents approximately 4.3% of national milk production.

What is Western Dairy?

Western Dairy is a profit-for-purpose organisation enabled by dairy farmer levies which are matched by the Australian Government and channelled through Dairy Australia. Western Dairy’s activities are supported by additional funding partnerships led by the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

WA is home to 150 dairy farms that operate on average, the largest herds in the country. This phenomenon together with the industry’s geographic isolation and pasture-dominated dairy systems provide the basis for Western Dairy’s set of priorities and projects.

Western Dairy’s RD&E Hub, co-funded by Dairy Australia and DPIRD, has local dairy science projects working synergistically with dairy extension and communication. Investing in unique locally-based research activities including pasture seed performance trials, smarter irrigation demonstrations and Dairy Care effluent management, is helping to increase farmer knowledge and improve business productivity and profitability.

Contact Western Dairy

1 Verschuer Place
Bunbury WA 6230
PO Box 5066
Bunbury WA 6230
T : +61 8 9778 5111

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