Research & Innovation

We’re inspiring change for the better. Our diverse portfolio of research and innovation investments delivers outputs that improve the productivity and sustainability of the Victorian dairy industry and the vibrancy of Victorian dairy communities. We support the whole industry to work together to ignite lasting change that benefits people’s lives and livelihoods. Our investments help industry, its people and communities thrive and prosper.


In 2018, the Gardiner Foundation partnered with Dairy Australia and DJPR (Agriculture Victoria) to establish the ‘DairyFeedbase’ collaboration. This initiative will support the delivery of high-impact innovations to the dairy industry by bringing together large-scale integrated research, using cutting-edge agricultural technologies, to improve pasture performance, animal nutrition and the cost-competitiveness of the feedbase.


In 2018, the Gardiner Foundation became a formal partner in the DairyBio initiative, joining Dairy Australia and Agriculture Victoria. It is the dairy industry’s leading bioscience research program. The goal of DairyBio is to improve the cost-competitiveness of the dairy industry by improving pasture productivity by $800 per hectare per year and improving animal productivity by $350 per cow per year by 2030.