A 10 year R&D Plan for growing the Australian camel milk industry


The Australian camel milk industry is now emerging, with five small boutique dairies presently in operation, three more developing, and three large investors planning sizable commercial development and production operations. Increasing milk production and growing the industry largely hinges on increasing productivity/head (or litres of milk per camel), increasing the size of the small existing dairy herd, and creating new and highproducing dairy herds from wildsourced camel populations. As the industry grows, a comprehensive R&D Plan is required to guide and direct limited resources to enable the greatest growth. This project seeks to develop an industrywide R&D Plan to guide the development of the industry during this early and rapid growth phase.


New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

The primary objective of the project is to develop a 10 year R&D Plan for the developing Australian camel milk industry, based on industry survey, inspection and feedback. This will be achieved through industrywide consultation from within Australia and with selected (and willing) international camel milk producers.

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Project Start Date

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Project Completion Date

Friday, September 9, 2016

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NAP-Improve capacity across new and developing animal industries