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Data comparing farm profitability and productivity in South Australia.

SA Dairy Farm Monitor Project

The Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) provides profitability and productivity data for a range of farms across South Australia. It allows farmers to compare their performance against other farms, and identify areas for improvement.

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2016-17


This is the fifth year of the Dairy Farm Monitor Project in South Australia. In 2016–17, the data from 15 participant farms in South Australia resulted in a rise in average whole farm earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) to $201,057, a 22% increase on 2015–16. Return on assets was stable at 3.1% with a net farm income of $101,358 resulting in a return on equity rising to 2.1% compared to last year’s negative 1.5%.

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2015-16

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2014-15

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2013-14

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2012-13



Dairy biosecurity

Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.

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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