Dairy’s Industry Innovation Framework
About DairyFeedbase
DairyFeedbase Innovation Framework

Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the Gardiner Foundation are part of a network of partners who invest in dairy research and innovation to deliver transformational herd and forage productivity gains for Australian dairy farmers. The two main research and innovation programs that Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the Gardiner Foundation partner 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.

Launched in 2018, DairyFeedbase focuses on applied research to gain individual cow, herd feeding and forage productivity improvements. These projects are mainly based at Agriculture Victoria’s Ellinbank and Hamilton research farms where the research is conducted on the commercial dairy farm and large-scale pasture plots.

A significant route to farm is through the Dairy Australia regional extension and service advisor networks, and where required, commercial agreements are being put in place to take innovation to farmers. The DairyFeedbase program has the potential to deliver returns to the industry excess of $100 million a year within 10 years.