Dairy Sustainability eNews


Seizing, marking moments of truth in sustainability

This year marks 10 years of the Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework.
To celebrate, a special report about sustainable development in the Australian dairy industry will be launched for World Milk Day 2022 on 1 June.
The theme for World Milk Day, climate action, is timely given that this month’s report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that mitigation is required across all sectors.
Australian dairy has much to celebrate around the theme of sustainability and climate action towards global dairy net zero.

Dairy at frontline on climate change

The agriculture, forestry, and other land use sectors, including the dairy industry, can provide 20-30% of the 2050 emissions reduction needed to limit global warming to 2°C or lower, according to the latest IPCC report.

See the report here.


World Milk Day 2022: a celebration of dairy sustainability

Dairy Australia is calling on farmers and processors to share their sustainability and innovation journey and record a short video to promote across their social channels, tagging #worldmilkday #enjoydairy #sustainability. 

Learn more about activities planned for the day and how you can get involved here.


New tool analyses the goodness in foods

A first of its kind tool, the new Nutrient Rich Food Index, enables consumers to compare the nutritional value, affordability and environmental impact of different foods, including milk and plant-based beverages.

Download the Nutrient Rich Food Index here


Dairy company wins workplace safety award

Milk producer Aurora Dairies has been recognised at the 2021 WorkSafe Awards for using low-cost technology, including geo-fencing and GPS tracking, to improve the safety of quadbike operators on 25 farms across Victoria.

See the story here.

WATCH: Aurora is committed to keeping dairy workers safe, healthy


Food for thought: Is Australian agriculture ready to be sustainable?
Australian Farm Institute

Farmers like dairy beef as value stream

All dairy farmers agree that slaughtering non-replacement calves is a last resort, the first study to investigate their views about calf management and dairy beef production has found.

See the paper here.


Following the online forum on dairy beef, the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) is establishing a Taskforce to develop an industry policy on surplus calves.
Also, in sustainability news:

Coles first supermarket to offer carbon neutral beef brand Beef Central
Aussie pork sector has bold ambition to turn waste into water Agrifutures
Big banks fail to quit fossil fuels despite climate pledges Eco-Business
New UK law for mandatory climate disclosures comes into force Edie
Australia announces review of Modern Slavery Act (2018) Department of Home Affairs
Livestock, dairy producers see value in multi-species crops Warrnambool Standard
Digital traceability, transparency in dairy chain gets $1m boost Stock & Land
Meat company JBS called out for bribery, corruption in Brazil ABC News
Lastly, in global dairy sustainability news, see this update from the Global Dairy Platform and the latest Dairy Flash from the European Dairy Association. Also, registrations are open for the 2022 IDF World Dairy Summit in New Delhi, India, from 12-15 September. Register here.
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