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Data comparing farm profitability and productivity in Western Australia.

WA Dairy Farm Monitor Project

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

Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2016-17


This is the fourth year of the Dairy Farm Monitor Project in Western Australia. In 2016–17 the data from 26 farms in WA resulted in average whole farm earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $565,416, an 8% decrease on the previous year’s $617,059. Participants achieved positive return on assets averaging 6.7%, similar to last year. The average milk price received was $7.05/kg MS (51.4 c/l), a 2% decrease from last year.

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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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