Tasmanian dairy farmers join sustainability project

Tasmanian dairy farms measure sustainability. Picture: Paul Scambler
Tasmanian dairy farms measure sustainability. Picture: Paul Scambler

Tasmanian dairy farmers have joined a project that enables them to show their product’s sustainability from farm to fridge.

Dairy Australia’s Sustainable Dairy Products project uses soil sensors, native vegetation mapping and effluent monitoring to show the farms’ natural resources.

At least 400 dairy farmers from Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and WA joined the project, along with milk processors and banks.

A $480,000 federal Smart Farming Partnership grant made the project possible, Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck said.

“This project will help farmers show how sustainable their product is, make more informed farm management decisions and be more productive,” he said.