A 10 year R&D Plan for growing the Australian camel milk industry


  • Project code: PRJ-010407

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • Project completion date: Friday, September 9, 2016

  • National Priority: NAP-Improve capacity across new and developing animal industries


The Australian camel milk industry is now emerging, with five small boutique dairies presently in operation, three more developing, and three large investors planning sizable commercial development and production operations. Increasing milk production and growing the industry largely hinges on increasing productivity/head (or litres of milk per camel), increasing the size of the small existing dairy herd, and creating new and high-producing dairy herds from wild-sourced camel populations. As the industry grows, a comprehensive R&D Plan is required to guide and direct limited resources to enable the greatest growth. This project seeks to develop an industry-wide R&D Plan to guide the development of the industry during this early and rapid growth phase.


New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

The primary objective of the project is to develop a 10 year R&D Plan for the developing Australian camel milk industry, based on industry survey, inspection and feedback. This will be achieved through industry-wide consultation from within Australia and with selected (and willing) international camel milk producers.