Towong Shire

Dairy Opportunities

Dairy Opportunities

The Alpine Valleys of North East Victoria currently supports around 190 dairy farms with an average herd size of 210 milking cows, supplying around 1.2 million litres per farm (based on local milk processor's data).

Total regional milk production in 2011-12 was approximately 228 million litres of milk with a 2011-12 farm gate value of approximately $84 million (Source: Alpine Valley Dairy Growth Plan and Workforce Development Strategy, 2014).

Dairy is one of the important agricultural sectors that contribute to both the lifestyle and amenity of the Towong Shire and to the economy of the region.

The Murray Goulburn Co-operative Company Limited is a locally based milk processor which offers a range of opportunities to support new entrants and existing dairy businesses to capitalise on opportunities in the dairy industry. Click on the link below to go to their website:

http://www.mgc.com.au/innovation/next-generation/

 

Last updated: 28 February 2014