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Dairy Farm Monitor Project

The Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) provides a comprehensive physical and financial analysis of 250 dairy farms across Australia. It informs decision making and prioritisation by key stakeholders across the industry including Dairy Australia itself, government bodies and other stakeholders in the industry.

The data collected through the DFMP provides high quality comparative data in DairyBase. All dairy farmers can access this data through DairyBase to measure and compare their own farm business performance and identify areas for improvement.

DFMP participants are selected to represent a distribution of farm size, herd size and geographical location within each region. The results and trends reported need to be interpreted carefully as participant farms may not be fully representative of the industry.

Why the Dairy Farm Monitor Project was created

Farmers are making multiple operational and tactical decisions on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis. Some of these decisions can have lasting impact on the profitability and sustainability of their farm.

Dairy Australia provides independent data around a wide range of on-farm practices for farmers to consider when making decisions. This information ensures that the dairy service industry (a broad range of on-farm consultants) can use reliable, independent and useful information and resources to provide the right advice to farmers.

Victorian Dairy Farm Monitor Project

Results from the 2021–22 report show the 80 Victorian participants on average experienced the fourth highest financial returns recorded in the 16 years of the project. The results are particularly encouraging with farmers indicating an optimism for farm business returns in the coming 12 months.

This year many participants reported they had used the favourable milk and livestock prices and cashflows to expand and improve their business, by purchasing land, investing in infrastructure and machinery, resulting in higher business equity.

Current Reports

  • DFMP Annual Report 2021-22 Victoria

    PDF7.18 MB
  • DFMP 2020-21 Northern Victoria Infographic

    PDF795.83 KB
  • DFMP 2020-21 Gippsland Infographic

    PDF915.04 KB
  • DFMP 2020-21 South West Victoria Infographic

    PDF899.45 KB
  • DFMP 2020-21 Victoria Infographic

    PDF1.67 MB

Previous Reports

  • DFMP Annual Report 2020-21 Victoria

    PDF7.67 MB
  • DFMP Victoria Annual Report 2019-20

    PDF5.43 MB
  • 2018-19 Victoria - DFMP - Annual Report

    PDF5.93 MB
  • 2018-19 Gippsland - DFMP

    PDF655.57 KB
  • 2018-19 Northern Victoria - DFMP

    PDF644.86 KB
  • 2018-19 South West Victoria - DFMP

    PDF682.03 KB
  • 2018-19 Victoria - DFMP

    PDF556.38 KB
  • DFMP Feature Article 2007 08

    PDF103.71 KB
  • DFMP Feature Article 2008 09

    PDF122.32 KB
  • DFMP Feature Article 2009 10

    PDF2.93 MB
  • DFMP Feature Article 2010 11

    PDF447.33 KB
  • DFMP Feature Article 2011 12

    PDF1.39 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2007 08

    PDF786.31 KB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2008 09

    PDF1.29 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2009 10

    PDF1.62 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2010 11

    PDF2.51 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2011 12

    PDF1.88 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2012 13

    PDF2.34 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2013 14

    PDF2.99 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2014 15

    PDF2.43 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2015 16

    PDF3.25 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2016 17

    PDF9.71 MB
  • Victoria DFMP Annual Report 2017 18

    PDF6.49 MB

NSW Dairy Farm Monitor Project

In 2021/22 the average NSW Farm Monitor profitability declined on the previous year however it was the second highest in the 11-years of the project (accounting for inflation), reflecting the strong performance of many participants with continued high milk prices and strong livestock trading conditions.

Current Report

  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2021-22

    PDF4.28 MB
  • DFMP 2021-22 NSW Infographic

    PDF172.32 KB

Previous Reports

  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2011-12

    PDF14.23 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2012-13

    PDF3.75 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2013-14

    PDF1.87 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2014-15

    PDF4.99 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2015-16

    PDF2.61 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2016-17

    PDF2.4 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2017-18

    PDF2.47 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2018-19

    PDF2.76 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2019-20

    PDF2.25 MB
  • NSW DFMP Annual Report 2020-21

    PDF3.82 MB

SA Dairy Farm Monitor Project

  • DFMP Annual Report 2021-22 SA

    PDF4.51 MB

Previous Reports

  • DFMP Annual Report 2012-13 SA

    PDF925.97 KB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2013-14 SA

    PDF1.38 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2014-15 SA

    PDF2.52 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2015-16 SA

    PDF4.53 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2016-17 SA

    PDF1.24 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2017-18 SA

    PDF2.68 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2018-19 SA

    PDF1.44 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2019-20 SA

    PDF3.07 MB
  • DFMP Annual Report 2020-21 SA

    PDF4.18 MB

Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme

Current Report

  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2021

    PDF1.94 MB

Previous Reports

  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2008

    PDF1.99 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2009

    PDF2.78 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2010

    PDF2.61 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2011

    PDF2.64 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2012

    PDF3.26 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2013

    PDF3.77 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2014

    PDF3.08 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2016

    PDF4.9 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2017

    PDF6.19 MB
  • QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme Report 2018

    PDF4.71 MB

Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project

Current Report

  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2021-22

    PDF5.33 MB

Previous Reports

  • DFMP Tasmania Annual Report 2020-21

    PDF5.38 MB
  • DFMP Tasmania Annual Report 2019-20

    PDF3.22 MB
  • DFMP Tasmania Annual Report 2018-19

    PDF3.73 MB
  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2017 18

    PDF2.6 MB
  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2013 14

    PDF1.54 MB
  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2014 15

    PDF1.55 MB
  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2015 16

    PDF2.12 MB
  • Tasmania DFMP Annual Report 2016 17

    PDF2.97 MB

WA Dairy Farm Monitor Project

Current Report

  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2021-22

    PDF3.73 MB

Previous Reports

  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2020-21

    PDF4.39 MB
  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2019-20

    PDF4.06 MB
  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2018-19

    PDF1.97 MB
  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2017-18

    PDF2.04 MB
  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2016-17

    PDF1.52 MB
  • WA DFMP Annual Report 2015 -16

    PDF2 MB

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