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.

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  • 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.


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