THE ability of farmers to turn off milk extremely efficiently and cheap by world standards has long been a major competitive advantage for Australia’s dairy exporters.
It’s one that is somewhat offensive to the producer, who has at many points been handed farmgate prices at or below the cost of production, all the time watching the continual flow of industry exits.
Things are changing.
As consumers in Australia’s key trading countries become richer, their consumption of dairy grows. So too their interest in how food is produced and that plays very nicely into Australian dairy’s clean, green, safe story.
Changing demand dynamics both in Australia and throughout our region is fostering innovation in dairy like never before.
With that in mind,…