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Investing in Innovation

Dairy Australia is part of a network of industry partners who invest in dairy research and innovation to deliver transformational herd and forage productivity gains for farmers which can sustain the global competitiveness of Australia's dairy industry.

Dairy Australia's innovation investments on behalf of the industry are funded by a combination of levies paid by dairy farmers and matching payments from the Commonwealth Government for eligible research and development activities.

The two main research and innovation programs that Dairy Australia invests in are DairyBio and DairyFeedbase. A relatively small amount of levy money investment (15% of the total of these programs) has attracted a significant amount of additional funding from Agriculture Victoria and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. This innovation investment framework has already enabled significant advances and benefits to be delivered for Australian dairy farmers.

DairyFeedbase website

For more information on the DairyFeedbase, please visit…

DairyBio research

DairyBio is the dairy industry’s leading bioscience research program and is a joint venture between Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the Gardiner Foundation.

DA Technology Assessment Scheme

Information about the Dairy Australia Technology Assessment (DATA) Scheme, which is designed to enhance the way the Australian dairy processing sector evaluates and screens emerging technologies.

Supply Chain Investment

The key pre-farmgate and post-farmgate areas Dairy Australia invests in to enhance the collective knowledge and capability of the Australian dairy industry.


  • Industry innovation investment overview 2020

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