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QDAS – Qld Dairy Accounting Scheme


The Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme (QDAS) is a service of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and was established to improve the understanding of business principles among advisors and dairy farmers by providing farm management accounting and analysis.  QDAS has evolved to now examine the business traits of profitability, solvency and efficiency and continues to help dairy farmers make informed decisions based on business information.

The QDAS reports provide a summary of physical and financial data from various dairy production systems in Queensland.  Farmer participation in QDAS is voluntary and free. Results and trends need to be interpreted carefully as QDAS farms have larger herds and produce more milk per farm than the Queensland average.

Reports to download

2018 QDAS report 4mb
2017 QDAS report 4mb
2016 QDAS report 5mb
2015 QDAS report 4mb
2014 QDAS report 3.1mb
2013 QDAS report  2.3mb
2012 QDAS report  3.4mb
2011 QDAS report  2.7mb
2010 QDAS report  2.7mb
2009 QDAS report  2.9mb
2008 QDAS report  2mb
2007 QDAS report  .8mb
2006 QDAS report  1mb
2005 QDAS report  .3mb
2004 QDAS report  1mb
2003 QDAS report  2.1mb
2002 QDAS report  1.2mb

How do you take part in QDAS or find out more about QDAS?

There is no charge for the QDAS service, and all individual records and reports are confidential.
To take part in QDAS or for further information contact:

Ray Murphy
Senior Scientist (Dairy Farm Business Management)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Phone: 07 4529 4165

If you would prefer to make the QDAS calculations yourself, you can download the spreadsheets below
Download QDAS business analysis spreadsheet Excel file