About this initiative

As the peak representative body for Australian dairy processors,
the Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) has undertaken the Milk Value Portal initiative with the support of member and non-member dairy processors across Australia to provide weighted average milk prices paid, that are reflected in the Farmgate Milk Value Tool.

The ADPF has developed this portal to enable a better understanding of how milk pricing works and the factors affecting milk prices offered to farmers across Australia. The portal offers a single source of verified information on farmgate milk prices available to farmers in each region.

The processors supporting the initiative are represented on the right.


The ADPF is the peak policy body representing commercial, post farm-gate members of the Australian dairy industry, including processors, traders and marketers of Australian dairy products. For the past 30 years, ADPF has worked to represent the interests of members in promoting and protecting dairy products through advocating for improvements in the manufacturing, marketing and trading of dairy. Our members account for 85% of Australian milk volumes.

The Milk Value Portal delivers on Commitment 5 of the draft Australian Dairy Plan, which aims to “restore trust and transparency between farmers and processors to strengthen industry confidence”.

It has been enabled by the mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct which became effective on 1 January 2020, requiring processors to publish standard milk supply agreements, including minimum pricing, by 1 June each year. The Milk Value Portal aims to offer transparency and insight for farmers, service providers, policy makers and other observers by addressing the complex question “What is the farm gate milk price?”