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South Australian Dairy Farmers are committed to working to provide nutritious food for a healthier world.

  • We work to build an ethical and sustainable supply chain that puts animal welfare at the forefront.
  • We work to provide healthy and nourishing food for the nation’s tables.
  • We work in partnership with the Australian Dairy Industry.

SADA Members can access further resources through the Members section under Member Notices.

The Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework is helping us deliver on our Dairy Promise to create rewarding livelihoods for our people, nourish consumers with nutritious food, provide best case for all our animals and leave the environment in better shape for the future.

In 2017, Our Dairy Promise was launched alongside four commitments to sustainability in dairy. Each commitment's goals and targets provide guidance to farmers, manufacturers and industry bodies on our shared priorities.

Follow this link to the Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework for more details regarding Our Dairy Promise.

Australia’s dairy sector has been a leader in providing sustainable, nutritious food for over ten years.

The framework provides a unified voice for Australia’s dairy sector to share its sustainability goals and achievements – but it’s so much more than that.

It all started when a dairy company representative made a call to Dairy Australia. They wanted to know – how could the industry share its progress on sustainability?

With so many dairy companies and farms across Australia, many were already making strides in upping their action on climate change and sustainability. What was missing was a way for producers and manufacturers to share progress and amplify efforts.

Bringing together different voices from across the sector has been a huge part of the framework from day one.


In this episode, Oli Le Lievre and Samantha Noon embark on a journey to explore the carbon space in Australian agriculture. They are joined by Professor Richard Eckard, a renowned expert in climate and agriculture, to shed light on key concepts like carbon neutrality and net zero.
The conversation covers Australia's emission reduction goals, the choice of baseline years, and the differences between net zero and carbon neutral. Across this series we aim to demystify the carbon space and shed light on the challenges and opportunities it presents. Key areas covered:

  • Understanding Australia's emission reduction targets & how they have been set
  • Baseline years and carbon neutrality
  • Carbon Neutral vs Net Zero vs Climate Neutral
  • Various other environmental claims
  • The challenge & opportunity for carbon neutrality in Agriculture

This series is sponsored by Ruminati, an online emissions calculator created by farmers for farmers. You can learn more about their solution here show notes or by listening to our bonus episodes after episodes 3 and 4.

You, Me and Future of Brie

It’s been a busy time in Sustainability with COP 28 wrapping up and much discussion and some direction on improving the climate for all.

Dairy Australia’s recent sustainability webinar was hosted by internationally renowned nutrition scientist and dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan and with keynote speaker CSIRO research scientist Dr Gilly Hendrie, an expert in diet, nutrition and obesity prevention, and panelists, dairy farmer Trish Hammond and dairy manufacturer Emily Best.

Five themes of interest emerged:

  1. The quality of Australians’ diet overall is worse than ever.
  2. Shifting eating habits needs more marketing and education.
  3. There is more to ‘sustainable food’ than planetary and human health.
  4. All food and every diet has an impact on the environment.
  5. Dairy is committed to producing nutritious food sustainably.

The event concluded that getting the balance right for a sustainable diet goes beyond nutrient content, health outcomes and benefits for the planet. It also covers economics and society.

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