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'Your Industry, Your Organisation, Your Voice’
The QDO is the peak industry organisation representing the interests of and supplying services to Queensland dairy farmers and the northern dairy industry.
The QDO represents the interests of Queensland dairy farmers and the northern dairy industry on a wide range of issues with the objective of deriving positive outcomes for members and the industry as a whole.
The QDO is a ‘not for profit’ company limited by guarantee, with voluntary dairy farmer membership and democratically member elected representatives at local, regional and state levels.
The QDO provides a wide range of information and other services to members and when these benefits are combined they can exceed the annual cost of membership.
The QDO also manages and delivers a range of programs and projects on behalf of and for the industry, with a range of industry partners.
The QDO works with and is a member of the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and Australian Dairy Farmers.
The QDO head office is located on Level 8 of Primary Producers House, 183 North Quay in Brisbane. To contact us telephone (07) 3236 2955 or send an email to reception@dairypage.com.au

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DAIRY AUSTRALIA RELEASES SITUATION AND OUTLOOK REPORT: DAIRY Australia has released its Situation and Outlook report for the national industry, available here (and via www.dairyaustralia.com.au). The results of the latest survey show that 75% of dairy farmers are positive about the future of the dairy industry compared with 43% this time last year. According to DA, better farm-gate milk prices in export oriented regions and resurgent business profitability are driving this change with 79% of farmers nationally saying they will make a profit in 2013/14 compared to 57% in 2012/13. Moreover, 58% of dairy farmers say their profits should be higher than the average for the past five years.

            QDO sees that the survey is a reflection of the improving conditions in the south. The Survey points out that positive sentiment in Queensland is very low at 33%.This reinforces the results of QDO’s own survey of Queensland farmers earlier this year which displayed this trend of low confidence and profitability in Queensland. Our survey showed that 79pc of farmers lacked confidence in the future of the industry. The results give further independent evidence to use in our opposition to $1 milk and supermarket power.
ADF President, Noel Campbell, said while the report painted a positive picture overall it was important to remember that dairy farmers in Queensland, northern NSW and Western Australia still faced considerable challenges. “ADF welcomes the news that farmer confidence has increased in six out of eight dairying regions, according to the 2014 Situation and Outlook Update Report,” Mr Campbell said. “While a positive for the industry, it is tempered by the fact that farmers in Queensland, northern NSW and WA continue to be adversely affected by factors including drought and the ongoing impact of $1 per litre milk.
“However, we can say that an improvement in the farm-gate milk price in some areas, strong overseas demand, a fall in the value of the Australian dollar and better seasonal conditions have contributed to an overall increase in confidence.”


LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: QDO has joined Facebook. You can find and like us by searching for Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation. Our Facebook page will be an opportunity to update the industry on our activities, industry events, as well as a forum for videos, photographs, Brian Tessmann’s weekly column, and other relevant media. We encourage everyone on the industry to get on board and ‘like’ our page. The page will also help QDO connect with new and diverse audiences, sharing the industry’s stories and messages.


AG White Paper Submission
The QDO has lodged its submission in response to the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper. In the submission the QDO has stressed the importance of action by the Australian Government across a number of critical areas, particularly in relation to enacting a Mandatory Code of Conduct and changes to the Competition and Consumer Act to outlaw predatory, misleading and deceptive, and unconscionable conduct and to allow for the restoration of a functioning domestic fresh milk market that provides sustainable returns to dairy farmers. The QDO also wants more work to be done by the Australian Government in partnership with industry to develop new profitable market opportunities that provides diversification for the Northern Dairy Industry away from the effects of the domestic ‘milk price war’.
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