South Coast & Highlands Dairy Industry Group

Role/Purpose

The South Coast and Highlands Dairy Industry Group (DIG) was formed in 1991 to:

  • Improve the lifestyle and profitability of dairy farmers by promoting and coordinating action on relevant industry issues of concern.
  • Fostering industry co-operation between milk producers, processors, regulators, advisors and researchers.
  • Maintain, encourage and develop dairy industry research and effective communication of results.

The original group consisted mostly of representative farmers from each of the Dairy Farmer Association sub-branches in the district, together with representatives from NSW Agriculture, NSW Dairy Corporation and Australian Co-operative Foods.

DIG became incorporated in 1992 and membership was enlarged by additional representation from the Dairy Women's Group, Future Dairy Leaders Group and local farmer regional discussion groups to reflect DIG’s changing role as a Regional Development Group with links in strategic direction and funding from Dairy NSW (formerly known as DIDCo).
 

Geographic Area

DIG’s boundaries are delineated by the boundaries of the five local Councils: Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee.

Chair
Tracey Russell

Deputy Chair
Vicki Timbs

Communications coordination

 

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