FutureDairy is a national industry driven project with co-investment from industry (Dairy Australia), commercial (DeLaval) and academia (The University of Sydney). The initial phases of the project (FD1 to FD3) also attracted investment from NSW Department of Primary Industries.
With the funds invested over the period since 2005, the project has generated 11 completed post-graduates projects, >50 peer reviewed journal papers, >25 international peer-reviewed conference papers, >1500 media releases, a large array of information sheets, technical notes, management guidelines and newsletters. The FutureDairy brand/team has strong recognition and a solid reputation both nationally and internationally.
“Dairy Australia is the national services body for the dairy industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry. We act as the ‘investment arm’ of the industry, investing in projects that can’t be done efficiently by individual farmers or companies.”
“DeLaval has over 125 years of innovation and experience in the dairy business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms their way. Our Sustainable Dairy Farming initiative is contributing to the production of more quality food, for more people, with less impact on the environment. ”
The University of Sydney
“Our scholars and students share a passionate commitment to the transformative power of education. Our research makes a real difference to our understanding of today’s world and how we work and live in it, and we enrich our community by bringing together people from all social and cultural backgrounds.”