Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation

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The Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Ltd "was established in 2001, with assets in excess of $60 million to promote and support the Victorian dairy industry and dairying communities for the benefit of the wider community." [1]

Major Research and Development Projects that were in receipt of funding by the Foundation during 2004-05

  • bovDArT- a novel low-cost genetic profiling system for advanced breeding platforms in victorian dairy cattle
  • closing the loop: an holistic approach to the management of dairy processor waste streams
  • development and implementation of candidate gene based markers in outcrossing forage species
  • food biosecurity for victorian dairy products
  • mining australian biodiversity to improve profitability of the victorian dairy industry
  • value-added bioactive dairy products - discovery technology and beyond
  • profitably extending lactation in pasture-based dairying systems
  • sex pre-selection of dairy cattle sperm for the victorian dairy industry
  • high-value milk with improved health and manufacturing benefits using natural variants of bovine milk mucin, muc-1

Board and staff

Source and biographies



Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Limited
Level 1, 84 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9606 1900
Fax: 03 9606 1999