The Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL) has been committed to quality land, dairy, and stock management practices for over 180 years.

Established in 1825, we are located in the picturesque northwest of Tasmania, and are one of Australia's oldest companies.

Today VDL owns and operates 25 dairy farms, a Dairy Support Unit and a standalone Heifer Rearing Operation.  Including replacements VDL currently runs approximately 30,000 dairy stock.  

Northwest Tasmania is ideally suited to dairy farming. Its temperate climate combines abundant and consistent rainfall with moderate temperatures year round.

Tasmania is also an island with a pristine natural environment, and a rigorous approach to food safety and product traceability.

Our historic Woolnorth Station is home to the Roaring 40's Woolnorth Wind Farm, and a disease-free refuge for Tasmania's endangered devil population.

As we move towards a greener future we are investing in pasture renewal and maintenance, renewable energy, and sustainable dairy farming and herd management.

   

Publications

27 May 2011
Woolnorth Station once rode on the sheep’s back, but today dairy farming dominates this windswept northwest corner of Tasmania, with beef cattle, a wind farm and a tourism operation thrown into the mix.

Read "Dairy Supreme" (PDF)