Tasmanian dairy continues to grow

The dairy industry in Australia has struggled in recent years due to drought but Tasmania has bucked the trend with a record year for milk production.

In the financial year just passed Tasmania's 394 dairy farms produced 950 million litres of milk.

The total is a 4.5 per cent increase on the year before and beat the previous record of 913 million litres set in 2018.

Key points:
  • Tasmania set a new record for milk production with 950 million litres
  • The growth means millions of extra dollars flowing back to regional communities
  • A recent survey found Tasmanian dairy farmers are the most confident and profitable in the country
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