DAFWA & Challenge Dairy Project

The DAFWA & Challenge Dairy Benchmarking Project completed three years. The project was initially developed by Challenge Dairy Co-operative with the assistance of Department of Agriculture & Food WA.

The three benchmarked years, 2005/06 to 2007/08, are all available.  This project has now moved into an ongoing annual program of data collection and benchmarking, with the 2008/09 benchmarks also available.  This program now also has the support of Fonterra, National Foods, Harvey Fresh, Rabobank and FarmReady.

The present program includes providing full business analysis reports to all farmer participants, as well as reporting to the industry on the strengths and opportunities for the dairy industry.  Farmer workshops are also run so that participants can discuss in more depth their individual results and further interpret the results.

Red Sky is contracted to collect data and then process this data for the program as well as produce farm business reports for all participants.

If you were interested in participating in this opportunity to benchmark your business could you please contact us via email at fiona "at" redskyagri.com or free phone 1800-733 759 or mobile 0418-535 716. Our mailing address is P.O.Box 956, Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340 and fax number is (03) 5367-4449.

To participate you would need to:

  1. Agree to either have a consultant meet with you to complete a data entry spreadsheet OR complete a 2-page data entry form yourself
  2. Provide us a copy of your 2009/10 Financial Statements (as prepared by your accountant) OR a copy of your 2009/10 electronic cashbook printout of your general ledger/profit & loss.

Please contact us if you are interested in receiving any more information on the project.

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