Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Milk, Dairy farming, Dairy
  • Pages : 21 (6345 words )
  • Download(s) : 26
  • Published : May 25, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Chapter heading Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project
Annual Report 2009/10
Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project | Annual Report 2009/10

I

Acknowledgments
The cooperation, patience and goodwill of the farmers who willingly supplied their farm information, either for the first time or forth consecutive year, is gratefully acknowledged. The diligent work of the DPI Dairy extension team who gathered the final performance data deserve particular thanks, especially Michele Ryan, David Shambrook, Natalie Nelson, Nathan Shannon, Tom Farran and Phil Shannon who continued to be actively involved in the report through to its publication. Thank you to DPI Tatura for supplying the information on the Energetics method for calculating feed consumption. Thank you to Tony Cuzner for creating the map used in this publication. This report has been produced in conjunction with Dairy Australia. Further information regarding the Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project may be obtained from: Daniel Gilmour Department of Primary Industries, Victoria PO Box 3100 Bendigo DC, Victoria, 3554 Telephone: 03 5430 4395 Facsimile: 03 5448 4982 daniel.gilmour@dpi.vic.gov.au Michele Ryan Department of Primary Industries, Victoria 78 Henna Street Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280 Telephone: 03 5561 9914 Facsimile: 03 5561 9988 michele.ryan@dpi.vic.gov.au Claire Swann Department of Primary Industries, Victoria PO Box 3100 Bendigo DC, Victoria, 3554 Telephone: 03 5430 4697 Facsimile: 03 5448 4982 claire.swann@dpi.vic.gov.au David Shambrook Department of Primary Industries, Victoria 12 Peart Street Leongatha, Victoria, 3953 Telephone: 03 5662 9913 Facsimile: 03 5662 9999 david.shambrook@dpi.vic.gov.au To find out the latest information on the project visit the project website at www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dairyfarmmonitor If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call the Customer Service Centre on 136 186, TTY 1800 122 969, or email customer.service@dpi.vic.gov.au. Published by the Department of Primary Industries in conjunction with Dairy Australia, July 2010 © The State of Victoria 2010. This publication is copyright. No part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. Authorised by the Department of Primary Industries 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000. ISSN 1835-9922

Disclaimer
This publication may be of assistance to you but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaws of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liabilities for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.

Contents
I. II. Part One Executive summary Farm monitor method Statewide overview Whole farm analysis Physical measures Part Two North Whole farm analysis Feed consumption and fertiliser Part Three South West Whole farm analysis Feed consumption and fertiliser Part Four Gippsland Whole farm analysis Feed consumption and fertiliser Part Five Business confidence survey Expectations, issues and owner/ operator time and holidays Part Six Greenhouse 5 7 11 13 18 21 23 28 31 33 38 41 43 48 51 52 55 Appendices Appendix A North summary tables Appendix B South West summary tables Appendix C Gippsland summary tables Appendix D Statewide summary tables Appendix E Glossary of terms and list of abbreviations 59 60 66 72 78 81

Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project | Annual Report 2009/10

1

List of figures
Figure 1: Figure 2: Figure 3: Figure 4: Figure 5 Figure 6: Figure 7: Figure 9: Dairy Industry Farm Monitor Project method Distribution of participant farms across Victoria 2009/10 monthly rainfall Average farm financial performance per hectare Average earnings before interest and tax per kilogram of milk solids sold Distribution of farms by return on assets Distribution of farms by return on equity...
tracking img