Equipment and Technique
Information sheets about options to save water in dairies.
Most of the water used for the dairy each day is used in washing the yards. Typically larger dairies use around 35,000L daily whilst the smaller herringbone dairies use around 5,000L. However water use varies hugely between farms. A survey by DPI Victoria in 2005 found some farms using less than 1,000L per day whilst others used in excess of 100,000L to wash down their dairies.
Check out the links below to see how you can save water when cleaning the yards.