Economics of intensification

Dairy UP

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

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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.