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.

Resources for resilient farming

The Nicholson family from Jones Island in the Manning Valley have been a partner farm for Dairy UP’s P1a Remote Monitoring project since late 2021.

Welcome Celina

Celina Laplacette has joined the Dairy UP team. An agronomist and PhD student from Balcarce, Argentina, Celina’s research focuses on pasture monitoring through remote sensing in grazing livestock systems.

P4: Feedbase – Maize for Silage

Results are flowing in from the on farm monitoring for Dairy UP’s P4 project: Feedbase – maize for silage.

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).

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