UNITED DAIRYFARMERS OF VICTORIA

The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is the collective voice of Victorian dairy farmers, representing its members to governments and industry at state and local levels.

As a commodity group of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), the UDV also provides representation on a broad range of agricultural issues affecting all farmers, not just those specific to dairy.

The UDV is also the largest member of Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd (ADF), thereby representing Victorian dairy farmers at a national level.

Dairy is Victoria’s largest agricultural industry, and the powerhouse of Australia’s $13 billion dairy farm, manufacturing and export industry.

Our state’s 4,284 dairy farms produce more than six billion litres of milk a year and provide work for 16,000 Victorians on farms and another 11,000 in milk processing factories. Victoria is export-oriented, accounting for 86% of Australia’s dairy exports. $2.3 billion a year worth of Victorian dairy products passes through the Port of Melbourne, where dairy is the largest container exporter.

MEET THE UDV PRESIDENT



Paul Mumford, Won Wron

After an initial stint in a bank, Paul Mumford and his wife Lisa chose a career in dairy farming. Today, their dairy farm in Won Wron consists of 330 hectares of dryland farming, running 450 jersey cows in peak operation with support from staff. Paul has a long history in the dairy industry as a Nuffield Scholar, industry mentor, committee member of DataGene Data & Services Standings, and an ADF (Australian Dairy Farmers) National Councillor.

MEET THE POLICY COUNCIL

 
  UDV President
  Paul Mumford

  Won Wron
  0439 790 469
  pmumford@vff.org.au

 
  UDV Vice President
  John Keely

  Cohuna
  0417 351 260
  burniff@bigpond.net.au

 
  DC1 Regional Representative
  Clark Fehring 

  Cohuna
  0437 256 795
  cmfehring@hotmail.com

 
  DC6 Regional Representative
  Ben Vagg

  Leongatha South
  0430 567 727
  belvagg@gmail.com

 
  DC2 Regional Representative
  Gemma Rentsch

  St Germains
  0427 538 778
  gemmamonk@icloud.com

 
  DC7 Regional Representative
  Matt Gleeson

  Boolarra
  0427 696 461
  ennisvale@speedweb.com.au

 
  DC3 Regional Representative
  Nathan Shannon

  Katunga
  0408 514 341
  shannonpastoral1@bigpond.com

 
  DC8 Regional Representative
  Mark Billing

  Larpent
  0417 502 400
  mark.billing@bigpond.com

 
  DC4 Regional Representative
  Gordon Nicholas

  Biggara
  0458 760 512
  g_nich55@hotmail.com

 
  DC9 Regional Representative
  Craig Dwyer

  Cobden
  0408 033 783
  cdtge300@gmail.com

 
  DC5 Regional Representative
  Andrew Kirkham

  Montgomery 
  0427 882 243
  clippenspastoral@yahoo.com.au

 
  DC10 Regional Representative
  Oonagh Kilpatrick

  Koroit
  0417 331 354
  oonaghkilpatrick@yahoo.co.uk

UDV STAFF

UDV Manager: Ashlee Hammond
03 9207 5602 - ahammond@vff.org.au

UDV Stakeholder Policy and Advocacy Project Officer: Tom Hanrahan
03 9207 5572 - thanrahan@vff.org.au

UDV Stakeholder Policy and Advocacy Project Officer: Patrick MacDonald
03 9207 5556 - pmcdonald@vff.org.au

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NATIONAL REPRESENTATION



Australian Dairy Farmers Limited (ADF) is the national body representing Australian dairy farmers.

The UDV is the major ADF member, and through ADF, the Australian Dairy Industry Council – a unique, whole of industry body for dairy, representing both the farming and processing sectors.

Victorian dairy farmers who are members of the UDV can now be direct members of the ADF by completing an ADF membership application form. The current UDV levy entitles ADF membership.

ADF membership will entitle you to attend ADF Annual General Meetings and any farmer can stand for the ADF Board provided they are a member of both their state dairy body and ADF. All ADF farmer members are also able to vote on the election of Business Directors.