Why Do Dairy?
South Australia produces some of the world's finest dairy products, which is why many are in high demand interstate and overseas.
Our local dairy industry has a history of high productivity and quality dairy produce. Our milk has a record of high component values (butterfat and protein) - which are crucial to the manufacture and processing of quality dairy products.
SA producers lead the industry when it comes to milk quality, which adds to its value in terms of product shelf-life and versatility to a processor.
Dairy production generated more than $930 million in revenue in South Australia in 2015.
It is a vital part of the state's regional economy with farms in the South East, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Mid North, Fleurieu and Lower Murray.
Supporting the local dairy industry will help secure jobs, improve South Australia's agriculture sector and strengthen the local economy.
Every dollar you spend by buying a local dairy item makes a difference and secures the future of this award winning and vital industry.
Learn which local dairy products you should be buying, and the health benefits that come with making dairy a part of a balanced diet.
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Dairy foods are number one for healthy bones and teeth, and provide much-needed nutrition, vital vitamins and mandatory minerals.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines say that consumption of milk, cheese and yoghurt is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and colorectal cancer - some of the main causes of death in Australia.
Dairy consumption is also associated with a healthy weight and has been shown to play an important role in sport and exercise performance.