Raise a glass to World Milk Day

World Milk Day was established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. June 1 was selected as the date each year to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.

Victoria is the major contributor to the $13 billion dairy industry in Australia, with over 3,800 farmers producing more than 65 per cent of Australia’s milk, accounting for most of its dairy exports, and employing around 30,000 Victorians on farms and in factories.

The delivery of fresh milk to your table requires planning, investment, effort, and effective management of milk safety and quality along the entire supply chain. Dairy Food Safety Victoria has an important role in assuring a safe and suitable milk supply.

So lets toast all the dairy cows, goats, sheep and buffalo; and farmers and manufacturers for the beautiful products Victorians, Australians and people from around the world enjoy every day. Your commitment to work and sustainable practices ensure our industry has a well-deserved reputation for safe, high-quality dairy foods.