Dairy Sustainability eNews


Floods, scientists, war highlight risks

This month, there were two stark reminders that physical climate risk is a highly material sustainability topic for the Australian dairy industry.
The floods in Queensland and New South Wales and a climate assessment from the United Nations warn us yet again that action is required to deal with increasing climate risks to the global food chain.
Add the war in Ukraine, and those dairy companies doing business with Russia also have an ethical dilemma.
Be assured, the environmental and social impacts from food production are a constant focus for the Australian dairy industry.

Floods, climate update sound warning

A warning from scientists in a new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that urgent climate action is required will come as no surprise to 100 dairy farmers whose livelihoods have been ravaged by floods.

See the IPCC report here.


New spot milk market hedges price risk

A new spot market for milk that enables farmers and processors to lock in prices for up to three years forward promises to mitigate financial risk in the Australian dairy sector.

See the report here.


Sustainability ethos wins big award

A battery-powered quad bike, electricity timers and solar panels are features on the farm run by the Frampton family, who were named The Weekly Times Coles 2021 Dairy Farmer of the Year this month.

See the report here.


Dairy gives voice to world-first study

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness that dairy foods reduce fractures in aged care residents by 33% and change the eating habits of elderly Australians.

See the report here.


New face steers sustainability framework

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has appointed a new Chair of the Sustainability Steering Committee, Graeme Nicoll. Together with Jack Holden, Deputy Chair, Graeme leads the committee which develops and implements the Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework on behalf of the ADIC.

See more about Graeme Nicoll here.


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