The collaborative dairy RD&E program for NSW

Unlocking the potential of milk, cow and water to increase productivity and profitability,
de-risk the dairy industry and develop new markets.

Can you help?

Dairy UP is looking for help from dairy farmers to solve a problem that’s plagued producers for decades – Kikuyu toxicity.

Resources for resilient farming

Our collaborator, NSW LLS has updated its Managing drought, fire and flood guide which provides relevant and up to date information to help farmers after major events, including drought.

From the horse’s mouth

Hannam Vale, NSW dairy farmer Tim Bale shares his experience with Dairy UP technical officer, Josh Hack in this short video, produced by our Local Land Services partner (NSW LLS).

Managing cows in wet conditions

With summer in full swing, it’s the time of the year when floods can be unpredictable and destructive. Dairy Australia has resources to help dairy farmers prepare for and recover from floods and what to avoid.

P5 Our Farm Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan offers activities to help dairy farmers set long term goals, improve business performance, and manage risk by developing a strategic plan including business and personal goals.

P1d Carbon on NSW dairy farms

The Dairy UP team is working with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to identify and evaluate options towards carbon neutral dairy production.

Quick Reads

Pressed for time? Our summary documents give a quick understanding of the scope of Dairy UP.

Executive Summary

Key Achievements 2023


Helping farmers increase
productivity and profitability

De-risking the dairy industry

Developing new markets


3 theme areas
10 projects
5 years
A coordinated network of monitored dairy farms


The Dairy Research Foundation (DRF)
The Program Coordination Group (PCG)
The individual Project Teams (PT)
The Steering & Advisory Board (SAB)


Project releases and updates


Dairy Research Foundation
Dairy UP is located at the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food (CCWF) on Camden Campus, Faculty of Science,
The University of Sydney.

General Enquiries
Phone: (02) 4651 9871

Media Enquiries:
Phone: 0419 349 244