• We bring value by maximising benefits to all sectors of the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities.

  • We are experienced in dairy; by collaborating with industry we have developed together over the past 16 years

  • We contribute to the conversation on dairy by sharing knowledge and inspiring improved practices

  • Our support to the Victorian dairy industry is upheld by a prudent and successful investment strategy

Our Purpose

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation purpose is to maximise benefits to the Victorian dairy industry and dairy communities. 

  • >$60m invested since 2000
  • 730 projects funded over 16 years
  • $165m total value of cash and in-kind contribution

2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarships - NOW OPEN


Applications are now open for the 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship and close on June 14 2019.

Gardiner Dairy Foundation has partnered with Nuffield Australia to provide a Victorian dairy farmer with a Nuffield Farming Scholarship each year. This scholarship is a unique opportunity for a Victorian dairy farmer to experience agriculture from a global perspective, investigate their chosen agricultural topic, and to innovate on their own farms and within their dairy communities.

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To apply visit the Nuffield Website here.

News and Events

Our latest media releases, articles, blogs and events

  • Australian Dairy Plan publishes report on current state of dairy industry

    May 2019
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 11 days ago
  • Fresh insights for young dairy professionals

    Fresh insights for young dairy professionals
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 14 days ago
  • Gardiner graduate inspires young farm leaders

    Gardiner graduate inspires young farmer leaders
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 18 days ago
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  • Characterising responses to GnRH before AI in dairy cows

    This project was undertaken to enhance the reproductive performance of dairy cows in synchronisation programs by improvi...
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 6 years ago
  • Linking milk powder back to the farm

    In order to make the manufacturing process of milk powders more efficient, this project aimed to better understand the r...
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 6 years ago
  • Links between pre-milking hygiene and mastitis risk

    This research was undertaken over two years to determine whether pre-milking hygiene treatments would be cost effective.
    Read More Gardiner Foundation 6 years ago