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.
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