Corio Bay Dairy Group (CBDG) is a joint venture organisation established 2018 in Geelong.
Joint Venture partners — Wattle Health Australia, Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia, and Niche Dairy — came together with a desire to satisfy the increasing customer appetite for organic products, including an organic nutritional powder range.
ASX Listed Wattle Health Australia was already producing quality, 100% Australian made, health and wellness products. With one of the company’s founders having a rich dairy farming heritage it made sense to partner with Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia when searching for a trusted partner to provide the organisation with Certified Organic milk to produce their new range of organic milk powder products.
Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia (ODFA) has been leading the way in Certified Organic milk production and supply since forming in 2002. A co-operative, the organisation remains 100% owned by the dairy farmers who produce their organic milk and has seen substantial growth in their 17 years of operation.
Niche Dairy, the third JV partner, brings extensive powder blending, packaging and export expertise to CBDG.
Today CBDG is building Australia’s first dedicated organic nutritional spray dryer in Australia’s Organic Dairy Centre – Geelong, Victoria. CBDG will bring substantial value to ODFA’s farmers, Wattle Health’s new product development, and will support the economic development of regional Geelong and Australia’s export dairy market.