Post deregulation of the Dairy industry in Australia

Trevor N Schofield trevors at kiama.nsw.gov.au
Thu Apr 4 21:39:42 EST 2002


The Dairy Industry is still reeling from the imposition of Commonwealth
Governmentlegislation two years ago deregulating the price of farm gate
milk.
An income shortfall of some 30% per annum is considered conservative for
most families.
Loss of farms and aging farmers is creating problems for the
future,particularly in rural communities dependent on the industry.
This generation of farmers cannot foresee the need for change in order to
sustain their bussines. Value adding through diversification is beyond the
perception of most dairy farmers.
How do non farming strategic planning practitioners bridge the impasse? 
 



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