This section provides a list of milk processors supplied by NSW dairy farmers and links to their Milk Supply Agreements containing their minimum milk price. It also provides information about the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct and considerations for dairy farmers who are evaluating milk supply agreements.
The Dairy Industry Code of Conduct (the Mandatory Code or the Code) is an industry code regulating the conduct of farmers and milk processors in their dealings with one another. The Code came into effect on 1 January 2020 and aims to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between dairy farmers and processors.
The Code has implications for new Milk Supply Agreements (MSA) from July 1, 2020. By 1 January 2021 all contracts must be compliant with the Code. The ACCC is responsible for enforcement of the code.
Some sections of the Code do not apply to the farmer or a processor if the processor is a small business entity (annual aggregated turnover of less than $10 million in the previous financial year).
Please visit the ACCC website to see full details of the Code including ‘What the dairy code means for farmers’.
Dairy Australia has developed useful checklists for farmers to help understand the Code and Milk Supply Agreements, including Talking points for contract discussions. They are all available on the Dairy Australia website.
It is a requirement of the Code that Milk Supply Agreements must include:
Other important aspects of the Code:
When comparing processor prices, it is important to take the following into consideration:
The table below lists processors and their relevant websites to assist you in understanding what each processor is offering. In most instances this requires you to read the relevant Milk Supply Agreement.
Milk processors and retailers supplied by NSW dairy farmers and relevant websites
Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM)
Bega and Tatura Milk
Dairy Farmers Milk Cooperative
Kyvalley Dairy Group
Lion Dairy and Drinks
Real Dairy Australia
Saputo - NSW-Sydney Milk Region
Saputo - Southern Milk Region
The information sourced for this table has been compiled from publicly accessible websites (as required by the Code). Any omissions are unintentional and can be updated.
For more information please contact Sheena Carter, Development Officer Dairy Farm Business Management: