As the international marketplace becomes more competitive and pressure grows for an increasingly global world for all forms of dairy produce, smaller jurisdictions have to assert themselves to get a foothold in the industry.
According to South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA), the SA dairy industry is uniquely poised to carve out a niche in the global marketplace by placing itself at the front of the premium market. And the new South Australian Dairy Industry Action Plan will help South Australia to achieve that vision.
“We believe South Australia will be able to occupy a commanding space in the premium supply chain. While we can participate in the commodity markets, there is an opportunity in South Australia to pursue something different and special,” said SADA president John Hunt.
“The dairy farmer in South Australia produces their milk in a near pristine environment with farmers’ properties presenting to the world a splendid visage of contented cows producing the best milk in the world on farms that belong on postcards.
“This is a simple image to convey because it is true. The South Australian Dairy Industry Action Plan seeks to highlight this truth and present to the world a premium jurisdiction that produces a premium product.
“As the President of the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association, I proudly attach my organisation’s name to this plan as it is a document which can galvanise the dairy farming community into sharing a vision for the future that places South Australia in a position of being second to none.”