Qld Dairy Accounting Scheme
The Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme (QDAS) was established to improve the understanding of business principles among advisors and dairy farmers by providing farm management accounting and analysis. Originally the basis of the analysis was an examination of the annual variable costs. The data was used to answer questions such as “is the production of an extra unit of milk profitable”.
QDAS has evolved to now examine the business traits of profitability, solvency and efficiency but still maintains a similar aim to help dairy farmers make informed decisions based on business information.
Officers of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry supervise the collection and processing of data between August and November.
Farmer participation in QDAS is voluntary and free. Results and trends need to be interpreted carefully as QDAS farms have larger herds and produce more milk per farm than the Queensland average.
Reports to download:
|2012 QDAS Report||3 mb|
|2011 QDAS Report||3 mb|
|2010 QDAS Report||3 mb|
|2009 QDAS Report||3 mb|
|2008 QDAS Report||2 mb|
|2007 QDAS Report||726 kb|
|2006 QDAS Report||1 mb|
|2005 QDAS Report||264 kb|
|2004 QDAS Report||1 mb|
|2003 QDAS Report||2.1 mb|
|2002 QDAS Report||1.2 mb|
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How do you take part in QDAS?
To take part in QDAS you simply contact:
Ray Murphy, DAFF Toowoomba Ray.Murphy@daff.qld.gov.au
There is no charge for the service, and all individual records and reports are confidential.
All cooperators in QDAS use on-farm computers to collate monthly accounts, produce Business Activity Statements (BAS) and/or provide compiled data for taxation preparation. Co-operating farmers use a coding system that is compatible with all these statements and uses.
For further information contact:
Senior Scientist (Dairy Farm Business Management)
PO Box 102
TOOWOOMBA Q 4350
Phone: 07 4688 1094