Dairy Sustainability eNews


First and foremost, food for a healthier world

For 10 years the Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework has been at the forefront of sustainable food production, globally.

It was among the first industry-wide agricultural sustainability frameworks in the world.

Today, for World Milk Day, Australian dairy’s record of meeting its commitments to dairy people, community health and wellbeing, animal care and the environment, will be recognised.

These commitments support efforts to address the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. They have been a focus for the whole dairy supply chain in Australia over the past 10 years.

New report highlights decade of progress

A special highlights report about sustainable development in the Australian dairy industry – past, present and future – will be launched at the Global Food Forum today.

See the report here.


VIDEO: What does a healthy, sustainable food system consider?
Did you know?
Australian dairy companies have reduced their GHG emissions by 25.5 per cent between 2010/11 and 2020/21.

World Milk Day toasts goodness in dairy

Today, World Milk Day celebrates the importance of milk for good health and the dairy sector’s contribution to jobs, communities and the economy.

For more details, click here.


VIDEO: What role does dairy play in a healthy, sustainable diet?
Did you know?
88 per cent of general practitioners feel confident to recommend dairy as a part of a balanced diet.

Enhancing economic viability, livelihoods

Resilient supply chains, agile businesses and emotionally strong and healthy workers enable Australian dairy processors to contribute strongly to rural and regional economies, for both employment and as an earner of export income.

See more here.


Did you know?
Australian dairy processors generate $15.7 billion in sales and support more than 70,000 FTE jobs.

Keeping healthy, sustainable dairy food safe

Identifying relevant, credible indicators for measuring the strong food safety culture across the dairy supply chain is a priority for the coming decade.

See more here.


VIDEO: Find out why dairy matters in a healthy, sustainable diet

Did you know?
An increase in dairy foods reduces fractures in aged care residents by 33 per cent.

Striving for health, welfare, best care

An end to routine calving induction and tail docking are among our key achievements in providing best care for our animals in the past 10 years.

Read more here


VIDEO: See how Mark and Mandy Dee are improving animal comfort

Did you know?
100 per cent of dairy farmers support animal welfare standards – most go well beyond compliance.

Meeting the challenge of climate change

With the impacts of climate change such as water scarcity and extreme weather events on our doorstep, dairy businesses continue to adapt and innovate to address the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

Read more here.


VIDEO: Dairy farmer Andrew Murphy is increasing water efficiency

Did you know?
94 per cent of dairy farmers are implementing some measures to reduce emissions on-farm.
Also, in sustainability news:

Beef sustainability framework set to launch annual update Meat & Livestock Australia
Study reveals rock dust on farms a possible CO2 solution Anthropocene
War is tipping “a fragile world” towards a food catastrophe The Economist
FAO food price index retreats slightly from all-time high United Nations
Easy wins for small brands to decarbonise food and drink Food Navigator
Plant milks that emulate dairy popular in Australian cafes ABC News
Growing levels of food insecurity pose threat to UN SDGs The World Bank
Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire Corporate Knights
Research finds milk most affordable way to fill nutrition gaps Cobram Courier
For global dairy sustainability news, see the latest eNews from the Global Dairy Platform. Also, see here the latest newsletter from the global Dairy Sustainability Framework.

Lastly, recordings from the International Dairy Federation’s Nutrition & Health Symposium 2022 are available here. The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for the dairy chain.
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