Decision Tools



Build your own dairy factory

Thinking about building your own dairy factory? This online tool allows users to get a feel for the cost of building and running three types of dairy processing facility – fresh milk, UHT milk and spray drying. Access to the full application which allows for more detailed modelling is provided to Australian users via email request to manufacturers@dairyaustralia.com.au.

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Build your own dairy factory

Whether you’re a farmer, an existing dairy processor or simply curious, the Dairy Australia 'Build your own dairy fatory' tool is designed to provide high-level insights into some of the key commercial indicators associated with building and operating the following dairy factory types: Milk Powder Plant, Fresh Milk Plant, and UHT Milk Plant. To access the tool you must register your details and create an account.
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Benchmarking
Research
Production Input
Manufacturing and Trade

Cheese Whey Utilisation Tool

Management and disposal of whey is a perennial challenge for cheese-makers. The Cheese Whey Tool allows users to assess the costs and benefits of various processing or disposal pathways for whey in order to gain insights into an optimal pathway. 

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Cheese Whey Utilisation Tool

Use this Cheese Whey Utilisation Tool (Whey Tool) to generate preliminary estimates as to the potential capital costs, operating costs and key commercial outcomes associated with a selected range of cheese whey utilisation options. These estimates, based on a limited number of modifiable assumptions, allow users to explore some theoretical business options and undertake high-level sensitivity analysis and scenario testing.
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Business Management
Innovation
Technology
Manufacturing and Trade

Dairy Food Recall Tool

This online tool has been created to help Australian dairy businesses understand the potential costs of a food recall and help guide decisions for improvements to their procedures.

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Dairy Food Recall Tool

A food recall is action taken to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption. All food businesses must be able to quickly remove food from the marketplace to protect public health and safety. FSANZ coordinates and monitors food recalls in Australia. If you need to recall food in Australia, you should call Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as soon as you have identified a food recall is required. This online Dairy Food Recall Model has been developed to help Australian dairy businesses understand the potential costs of a food recall and help guide decisions for improvements to their procedures.
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Sustainability
Food Safety
Manufacturing and Trade

Are you trade ready?

An in-depth self-assessment tool aimed at predicting what you know, and what you need to know, to get started in manufacturing and trading dairy products for domestic and export markets.

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Are you trade ready?

An initiative of the Australian Dairy Industry, this site brings together information from a variety of sources to support small-to-medium enterprise interested in manufacturing and/or exporting Australian dairy products. This website will give you the opportunity to understand everything that’s required to become trade ready. It’s a self-assessment tool about what you know and what you need to know about manufacturing and exporting dairy products.
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Export
Business Management
Sustainability
Manufacturing and Trade

Food Safety Culture Self-Assessment Tool

Use this tool to assess food safety culture in your dairy manufacturing business.

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Dairy Food Safety Culture Self-Assessment Tool

Based on content developed by FSANZ and designed specifically for dairy manufacturing, this tool can identify what needs to be done to improve the Food Safety Culture of your business. Answer a few survey questions and receive a print out of actions that owners, managers and employees can undertake – specifically tailored to your circumstances.
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Food Safety
Training
Business Management

Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tools

Version 1 of the EMCI tool is designed to quickly and simply determine whether milk picked up early at above 5 degrees C will meet Food Standards Code and/or EU requirements.

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Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool 1

The EMCI tool is designed to determine whether milk picked up early at above 5 degrees will meet Food Standards Code or EU requirements.
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Food Safety
Export
Production Input

Version 2 of the EMCI tool is more complex, allowing additional inputs to be used in this detailed risk assessment for milk falling above the milk cooling curve.

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Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool 2

Version 2 of the EMCI tool allows additional inputs to be used in this detailed risk assessment for milk falling above the milk cooling curve.
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Food Safety
Export
Production Input

Insights from industry experts

We’ve asked industry experts to provide insights on running a dairy business and some of the pitfalls to avoid.

These videos cover a range of topics relevant to those looking to start a dairy manufacturing operation.

Sourcing milk for manufacturing

In this video Mr. John Perrott, National Sales Manager of Australian Consolidated Milk examines the options available for businesses looking to source milk to manufacture their dairy products.

Thinking about exporting dairy products?

In this video Mr. Chris Scarlett, Managing Director, Ausfine Foods outlines the opportunities and risks of exporting dairy goods to foreign markets.

Export logistics

In this video Mr. Peter Verry, Managing Director, Peloris Global Sourcing discusses the most important considerations when arranging to ship dairy products to foreign markets.


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