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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 2018-19


In 2018-19, the data from 20 participating dairy farms in South Australia demonstrated that despite tough seasonal conditions and significantly increased feed costs, positive returns were still achieved. Despite being a high cost year, participants achieved an average EBIT of $243,984, which is 14% above the previous 7 year average, but lower than last year’s $295,330. While average return on total assets declined to 3.5% for 2018–19 (2017-18: 4.3%) it remains above the seven year average of 3.3%.

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2016-17

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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