The DAFWA Dairy Benchmarking Project was completed over four years. The project was initially developed by Challenge Dairy Co-operative with the assistance of Department of Agriculture & Food WA.
The initial three years, 2005/06 to 2007/08, was supported by Challenge Dairy Co-operative. The following year, 2008/09, was supported by Fonterra, National Foods, Harvey Fresh, Rabobank and FarmReady.
The project included 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 were also run so that participants could discuss in more depth their individual results and further interpret the reports.