Hunter Dairy Development Group

Role/Purpose

The Hunter Dairy Development Group is a farmer based research and development group representing the interests of the local dairy industry. It is supported by the regional dairy development program Dairy NSW and by Dairy Australia, and can apply for funding from dairy industry levies to carry out local research projects and extension activities. It identifies issues of importance to local dairy farmers, and then organises trials or training activities to address these issues. It is also strongly supported by Department of Primary Industries(DPI) NSW, milk processors and agribusiness.
 

Geographic area

The Hunter Dairy Development Group relates to the milk producing areas of Singleton, Denman, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Scone, Tamworth, Dubbo and Lower Hunter region of Bulahdelah, Stroud, Dungog, Gresford, Paterson and Maitland areas.
 

Activities

2013-14

  • Soil monitoring - On-ground works agreement with Hunter LLS
  • Sponsorship of 5 young farmers to attend the DRF Symposium
  • Improving Water & Biodiversity by addressing nutrient hotspots on farms - on-ground works

2012-13

  • Delegate to Australian Dairy Conference
  • Delegate to Dairy Research Foundation

 

Chair

David Williams
email: creebank@optusnet.com.au
Ph: 0439 505 899

Regional co-ordinator

Sheena Carter
Email: hunterdairy@gmail.com 
Phone: 0427 434 412