Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has this week fulfilled one of the key election promises made during the 2019 State Election by appointing Ian Zanstra as the NSW Dairy Advocate.

The new Advocate will provide a strong voice for NSW dairy farmers, by creating a conduit between industry and government, to help grow a stronger, more profitable dairy industry.

There’s no doubt the NSW dairy industry has faced some serious challenges in recent years but this role will provide the support our producers need and help ensure NSW remains a fresh milk State.

Mr Zanstra said, “I’m absolutely honoured to be appointed to this role and look forward to working with industry and government to build a stronger dairy supply chain in NSW.”

“My first priority is to establish an industry Advisory Panel, which will play a key role in identifying immediate and necessary actions for the sector and shaping advice to the Government.”

The Advocate will help provide a united voice for the industry, deliver clear advice to Government and help drive profitability across the industry supply chain. They will also assist in the delivery of a Dairy Action Plan and a ‘buy local fresh milk’ campaign.