Dairy Toolkit

The South Australian dairy industry has a long history of producing quality dairy products. Our milk has a record high level of butterfat and protein - crucial to economical manufacture and processing into dairy products. On average the South Australian dairy industry produced almost 500 million litres of milk from its 82,000 cows, bringing over $940 million into gross food revenue in 2016-17.

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Key messages and fast facts

The key messages and fast facts document provides a comprehensive summary of South Australia's dairy sector. It covers information on the significant role dairy plays in the state's economy, and the major opportunities that exist for growth and success of dairy products locally, nationally and globally.

Dairy key messages and fast facts (PDF 435.6 KB)


This infographic provides a visual representation of key information on the dairy sector including:

  • major export products
  • major export markets
  • figures and statistics on production amounts and values
  • sector credentials and attributes.

Dairy infographic (PDF 2.2 MB)


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This report provides detailed information on the dairy sector and its annual performance.

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