Share Farming Model Code of Practice

Above: The code sets an industry standard by describing acceptable share farming practices

Fast Facts


Client: Dairy Australia
Location: Melbourne
When: 2014-2015

Responsibilities: To develop a comprehensive approach to assessing and constructing sharefarming relationships

Project description

The need:  Many dairy farms in Australia are run as share farms where the assets, costs and returns generated by the farm business are shared by two or more parties. This must be done in a way that is financially fair and legal. This work was established the industry agreed framework for contemporary share farming relationships so dairy farmers can better understand the key elements for success and business risks.

What we did:  The Harris Park Group coordinated a research exercise (an analysis of 20 share farming arrangements) and facilitated the Working Group discussions to create the content for the dairy industry’s Share Farming Model Code of Practice.