Queensland's dairy community was out in force for the Queensland Dairy Showcase in Gatton.
Dairy processors are being asked to step up to the plate and contribute more to Dairy Australia, which is funded by a combination of farmer levies and taxpayer funds.
Peak dairy farmer lobby group, ADF, is taking a big hit to its funding as it seeks to create a distance from processors.
It may take a number of years for hay and fodder stocks to recover, according to the Australian Fodder Industry Association.
The government is reviewing a moratorium on the use of GMO technology in Tasmania and the dairy industry is calling for change.