Nationals MP Melinda Pavey MP today welcomed the announcement of Mr Ian Zanstra as the
state’s first Dairy Advocate. “During the 2019 State Election, the NSW government made a commitment to our dairy farmers to appoint a Dairy Advocate,” Mrs Pavey said. “The Advocate will provide a strong voice for dairy farmers and create a conduit between industry
Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall, said the Advocate would play a key role in helping to grow a stronger, more profitable dairy industry in NSW. “The Advocate will champion dairy in NSW by providing advice to both government and industry on how we can better support our producers and create more value across the entire supply chain. “There’s no doubt the NSW dairy industry has faced some serious challenges in recent years but I’m confident 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.”
They will also assist in the delivery of a Dairy Action Plan and a ‘buy local
fresh milk’ campaign.