Decision tools

Build Your Own Dairy Factory

How hard is it to build your own dairy factory? 

Thinking about building your own dairy factory? This Dairy Australia web app allows users to get a feel for the cost of building and running three types of dairy processing facility – namely 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.

Build Your Dairy Factory 

Cheese Whey

Management and disposal of whey is a perennial challenge for cheese-makers. The Cheese Whey Web Application 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.

Cheese Whey

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.

Dairy Food Recall Tool

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.

Are you trade ready?

Food Safety Culture Self-Assessment Tool

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

Food Safety Culture Self-Assessment Tool

eARLY MILK COLLECTION INDEX (EMCI) Tool #1

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.

Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool #1

early milk collection index (EMCI tool #2)

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.

Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool #2