The dairy industry is Australia’s fourth largest rural industry, valued at A$4.4 billion in production alone (2018-19). Most dairy production occurs in south-eastern Australia. However, all states have dairy industries that supply fresh drinking milk to nearby cities and towns. There are also products exported overseas, including cheddar, milk powders, butter fats and mozzarella.

The dairy industry operates mainly in temperate and some subtropical regions of Australia. Droughts and below-average rainfall have proved challenging for all areas of the industry, however there are still around 46,200 people directly employed on dairy farms and by dairy companies.



On average each Australian drinks 106 litres of milk and eats 13 kilograms of cheese every year! Now that you have your small carton of Dairy Farmers long-life full cream milk, pour yourself a glass and watch the video below as we take you through the health benefits of milk.



Did you know that cows are milked two times daily? Here’s what that milk can produce for you.
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Milk is well-known to be rich in calcium. Did you know milk contains more than 10 essential nutrients which can help to maintain a healthy weight, and play an important role in preparation and recovery from sport and exercise? Think about that next time you pour yourself a nice bowl of cereal!


Cheese and cheesemaking has been around for thousands of years. Made mainly from cows’ milk (with some from goats, sheep and even buffaloes), full-fat and partly or fully skimmed milk is used depending on the style of cheese being produced.

Quality milk provides a good start to making cheese, but the process demands care and patience – often with hands instead of machines.


Butter has been a staple for thousands of years. So much so you may have had it on toast this morning!

Butter is simple and natural, and has a unique ability to bring out the flavour of other foods.


The world’s first health food! Yoghurt contains 10 essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and riboflavin.


One of the nation’s most beloved desserts! Around 70% of the ingredients in ice cream come from milk, and variations are endless through combinations of sugar, fruit and other flavourings.


Chocolate has since become a popular food product that millions enjoy every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste. Most chocolate that has less than 70% cocoa contains milk products, giving it a nice creamy texture.

You may have noticed some chocolate eggs in your box, which we thought would be a nice treat to share with the family on this special day!



There are three (3) types of diary cows. Holstein Friesian, Jersey and Brown Swiss.
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Holstein Friesian

Holsteins are large cattle with colour patterns of black and white or red and white.

Holsteins have the highest milk productions in the world.


Jersey’s range from being light brown, almost grey to dull black in colour.

Jersey milk has greater nutritional value, creates more milk and is best processed into cheese and other value-added products.

Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss is light brown in colour with a creamy white muzzle and dark nose.

They are popular because of the good milk, protein, and butter fat they produce.



Question: Have you or a family member ever milked a cow?

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  • I have milked a cow once or twice.
  • I have never milked a cow.
  • I live on a dairy farm and milk cows every day.
  • I have never milked a cow, but I would like to.
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