Raising the Roof

Presented by Dairy Australia and Agriculture Victoria, Raising the Roof is the only Australian dairy industry event dedicated to intensive farm systems.

Learn best-practice from global experts

Industry leaders and global experts will share world-best practice in feeding and housing infrastructure design and management. Hear first-hand from Australian dairy farmers who have successfully transitioned their farm systems and discover the resources shaping the future of dairy farming.

  • Virtual and in-person farm visits showcasing latest innovative thinking in a range of intensive farm systems.
  • Practical insights and key take homes for those contemplating change or already operating intensive farm systems.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow dairy farmers, as well as experts and service providers.

This event is proudly supported by Eagle Direct (diamond sponsor) and DavieswayGEA and Rural Bank (platinum sponsors).

Event details and registration

Date: Tuesday 27 February – Thursday 29 February 2024.

Location: Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale, New South Wales.

Program and inclusions: the program involves conference sessions and virtual farm tours/presentations on day one and two with a farm visit on day three. This includes a welcome BBQ sponsored by Eagle Direct (day one), gala dinner (day two), morning and afternoon tea/lunch (each day), and bus transfers to/from the farm visit. View the full program and supporters below.

Accommodation: on-site accommodation options are available at your own cost.

Registration: tickets are on sale now and are strictly limited. For ticket prices and to register, visit our online registration (available until sold out). 


Farmers can also receive support from Dairy Australia’s farm system experts by attending a two-day workshop. It offers a great opportunity to connect with and learn from other farmers that are considering a farm system change.

The workshop will enable farmers to:

  • Outline their business objectives to determine the most suitable farm system.
  • Share initial versions of their strategic and action plans for group feedback.
  • Make an informed decision about the options and considerations for investing in a new system.
  • Get ready to start the planning, implementation and operation of their chosen system.

Register your interest in future workshops or request further information using the form below.

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