Economics of intensification
Project P3 – Intensification of diary systems is now complete.
The project aimed to provide information to help farmers to decide if transitioning to an intensive production/feeding system is a suitable investment for their circumstances. This work was complemented by a similar project undertaken in northern Victoria, led by Agriculture Victoria and Dairy Australia.
The findings from both the Victorian and NSW Dairy UP project underpin the Farm System Evaluator, a tool that helps assess a dairy farm’s readiness to change to a new farming system involving feeding and housing infrastructure.
Dairy UP’s P3 project involved two areas of work:
P3a: Economics of intensification (7 NSW case study farms)
P3b: Social research to explore the drivers of change (including NSW case study farms
About Dairy UP
Dairy UP is a collaborative research, development and extension program for the NSW dairy industry. It aims to unlock the potential of pastures, cows, water and milk to increase productivity and profitability, and de-risk the industry and develop new markets.