Northern Dairy Industry Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan for industry development 2010 - 2015
This strategic plan updates the Northern Dairy Industry (NDI) strategic plan developed by a range of NDI value chain stakeholders in 2005, including the farm sector, processors, industry and government organisations.
The major thrust of this plan is to highlight the future priorities for the dairy industry in the production and market regions of the NDI, defined for these purposes as all of Queensland and Northern NSW. The plan aims to provide the industry with direction on areas for collective investment effort by conveying credible views of the future prospects for the dairy industry across these regions of the industry.
The future shape of the industry in the medium term largely hinges upon the ability of its participants to continue to successfully manage the current realities and the future outlook. The success of the plan will depend upon a willingness of NDI stakeholders to work together towards its stated objectives.
The plan provides an outline of:
• The expected future demand for milk in fresh dairy products
• The expected future supply of milk from dairy farms in the two states
• The expected determinants of the value of milk at farmgate in the regions
• The factors affecting milk production and the relative attractiveness of milk production regions and sub-regions