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Dairy animal welfare workshops

There are a number of essential courses, workshops and discussion groups to assist farmers with understanding your obligations under the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle. These are all run through your RDP. 

RDP Contacts


Dairy NSW
tel: 1800 270 778

Western Dairy

Western Dairy
tel: 0429 110 485

Murray Dairy

Murray Dairy
tel: 583 35312

WestVic Dairy

WestVic Dairy
tel: 555 71000

GippsDairy GippsDairy
tel: 562 43900
Subtropical Dairy Subtropical Dairy
tel: 0431 197 479
DairyTas DairyTas
tel: 643 22233
DairySA DairySA
tel: 0438 262 966

Courses, workshops and discussion groups

Learning options for you and your farm team are:

Animal Welfare standards workshop

This workshop is flexibly-provided and can be adapted to any format from half-hour on-farm workshop to a group trivia session.

The main outcome is that you and your farm workers will come away from the workshop knowing the baseline compliance requirements around animal welfare across Australia. Contact your RDP to register.

Down Cow workshop

Learn effective prevention strategies and treatment for cows down and unable to rise. With this workshop you’ll learn effective nursing strategies to maximise their chances of recovery. Contact your RDP to register.

Euthanasia of livestock farmer workshop

Ensure the most humane treatment of your sick, injured or unsaleable cows with this course which will teach you effective, swift and least painful methods of humane euthanasia of cows. This course covers the most up-to-date compliance information on humane euthanasia of livestock.Contact your RDP to register.

Contact your local RDP to find out more about courses and to register.


Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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