Australian Dairy Farmers
As the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) Chair and Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) President, I am pleased to present you with our industry’s first-ever Australian Dairy Vision – a statement by which our industry aspires to be known for and proud of by 2025.
“Australian Dairy – Prosperous, Trusted, World Renowned Nutrition”
This vision, together with the priority areas for industry action that accompany it, represents a collective course that we - as a prosperous, trusted and world renowned nutrition industry - will forge into the future.
Underpinned by five binding elements, whereby the industry aims to be valued, innovative, responsible, preferred and unified, we see the vision statement as a springboard into the next decade and beyond.
I am looking forward to formally launching the Australian Dairy Vision to Federal Government representatives in Canberra, later this year.
On behalf of the ADIC, I would like to sincerely thank all of those involved in the ADIC priority-setting process. I hope that we, as an industry, will cohesively share and embrace this vision, and help bring it to fruition. Together we can make our $13 billion farm, manufacturing and export industry realise its future potential.
In the wake of Russia’s recently imposed trade sanctions on Australian agricultural products, including dairy, the significance of securing a ‘New Zealand Plus’ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China that is on level terms or exceeds those that New Zealand gained, is now more important than ever.
My team and I are continuously working to ensure that the China FTA outcome is the “dairy deal" our industry deserves.
As ever, we will also continue to travel across Australia to meet and talk with dairy farmers and I look forward to visiting a region near you soon.
If you’d like to join ADF, all you need do is be a current member of a member state dairy organisation and fill in the available membership form.