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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

 

  

 

 

 

                                                                                                 
 
Collective Bargaining Guide for Dairy Farmers: Dairy Australia has just released its Collective Bargaining Guide for Dairy Farmers, this guide was produced as part of the Northern Dairy Industry Strategy.
If you're a dairy farmer and thinking of forming a group to negotiate supply contracts then this how-to guide,  can help you. Topics include:
  • understanding what is involved with setting up a collective bargaining group
  • understanding the benefits including:
    • greater price certainty
    • milk quality premiums
    • reduced costs through transport
  • avoiding pitfalls, including:
    • unrealistic expectations
    • poor communication
    • poor governance
The guide which can be downloaded HERE also includes case studies, governance guidelines and resources and contacts.
There are however legal considerations for collective bargaining in Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) assesses each application on a case by case basis.
Learn about the NEW Dairy & Fodder Water for Profit program click here
 
QDO CONFERENCE GYMPIE
 
The QDO Gympie Conference held on November 5th at the Gympie Civic Centre has been hailed as an outstanding success.
The day featured presentations from Dairy Australia with a Situation & Outlook Report update, along with Peter West the managing Director of Lion Dairy & Drinks and Greg McNamara the Chairman of Norco Co-operative. The conference also featured presentations from two of the areas successful small processors, Sara Bucher from  Maleny Cheese and Ross Hopper from Maleny Dairies along with two of the regions successful producers in a QLD Dairy Accounting Scheme (QDAS) facilitated discussion session.
The QDO would like to thank and acknowledge the tremendous support of our Conference Sponsors:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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