Industry organisational structure
Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) is part of a broader network of regional and national organisations that support the Australian dairy industry. It is essential that these organisations work together to help achieve the Australian Dairy Vision: to be “prosperous”, “trusted” and “world renowned” for our nutrition.
In addition to providing national policy and advocacy support for our six state member organisations, ADF is committed to working closely with state and national representative bodies to collectively deliver on this goal.
One of the main national bodies ADF has a close working relationship with is Dairy Australia, as a key service provider to the industry, which offers support through specialist research and information. Our working relationship has been metaphorically described to be where: “Dairy Australia creates the bullet, and ADF fires it”. As the national advocacy body we are responsible for delivering dairy farmers’ messages to the doorstep of the Federal Government, industry and community.
The DataGene (formally ADHIS) is another national body that ADF works closely with. Formed in 1982 as an ADF initiative, DataGene works on improving Australian Breeding Values through genomics and delivering programs, such as the recently launched National Breeding Objective.
ADF State Dairy Farmer
ADPF Processor Members
NSW Farmers' Association
Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation
South Australian Dairyfarmers' Association
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Victorian Farmers Federation
Western Australian Farmers Federation
A2 Milk Company (Australia)
Ausfine Foods International
Australian Specialist Cheese Makers
Betta Milk Cooperative Society
Black Swan Foods
Bulla Dairy Foods
Devondale Murray Goulburn
Lion - Dairy & Drinks
Snow Brand Australia
United Dairy Power
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter