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Assume the shackles are off! Take away the barriers of time, money, history etc. and think about what’s possible. What, specifically, needs to change to get dairy to a better place in the next five years?
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We need to hear what our leadership is thinking regarding the issues now facing the industry . This has to be a two way conversation. Our industry leaders individually have to be willing to tell us their thoughts on what has to change or not. That has to be part of the process. Our leadership is trying to understand it’s members but farmers also need to better understand their leadership. Other wise trust and respect can not be gained or grow
We now need to develop a farmer owed and controlled national milk pool . It would be part of a restructuring of Dairy Australia. It would effectively and effectively collect and distribute the national milk pool to processors and negotiate pricing structures. It would also negotiate the need for a National mandatory code as farmers will not have a direct relationship with processors
With how the national dairy industry has now evolved both pre and post farm gate along with the now loss of any substantial farmer owned CO-OP. There is now absolutely no need for the Gardiner Foundation in it’s current form. The Gardiner Foundation and Dairy Australian now need to be merged into one unified body in corporating a new mandate and business model. We now need to act and think like a national industry. We need to remove any arcane thinking that drags us back to state based thinking , bodies or structures. We have far to much duplication of services and are top heavy with management str...
Dairy Australian levies made none compulsory
Dairy Australian is no longer fit for purpose. It’s mandate behind the farm gate is not in question. But it mandate to act on the industries behalf is seriously restricted with its current mandate and articles of incorporation. The focus obsession regarding the $1.00 for $1.00 government funding. . DA needs to be segmented into four defined business bodies organisations. With a independent farmer over sight board
The ADF needs to be disbanded it’s business model is no longer relevant or a true reflection of the needs of the people it serves . We need a new National advocacy body . The state based advocacy groups need to also restructure. Dissociate themselves from the state farmers org . They cannot just be a commodity group inside a state multi based commodity advocacy group. .a discussion has to happen as to effective our association with the NFF is
We need to reduce the hangers on which are adding no value to FG pricing The farmers of this day & age are all professionals with more knowledge than the levies they pay for people employed with them Cheers Shoey
Here I have attempted to succinctly visualize what structure this industry now needs as a starting point for a clearer way forward with the now vastly different dairy landscape that farmers are now dealing with.
The Australian dairy plan now sees that Dairy Australia is now dived into four divisions focusing on specific areas of the Australian dairy industry. The Australian dairy industry will now come under and use one singular brand
It will show that the Australian industry is a unified and coordinated industry working together for the betterment of the industry. Having a single...
Hi, Milly here, I'm the Regional Engagement Lead for Gippsland and part of the team facilitating the workshops.
We recently ran a pilot workshop in Gippsland - this was a test run of the regional workshops that we'll be running across the country. I wanted to share a few of the top ideas from that conversation.
The top ideas were:
- Incentivise those who are currently disengaged to take part
- Identify what makes us profitable right through the supply chain
- Make a cultural shift to treat our farms as businesses
- Adequately resource advocacy so we have a strong voice
- Change ou...
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