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The new normal operating environment for dairy

March 2017 release of the Dairy and Basin operating plan

Download the Dairy and Basin operating plan 2017

Report covers:

  • A new operating environment
  1. Murray Darling Basin Plan
  2. Unbundling
  3. Relaxation of trading rules and southern Basin water market
  4. Carryover
  5. Drought reserve plus new storage metrics
  6. Climate change 
  • Yearly allocation water volumes
  • GMID
  1. Milk production
  2. Water use
  3. Socio-economic impact assessment
  4. Land use mapping
  5. Dairy trends
  • Aither report key findings
  • Solutions


You may also be interested in the 2017 dairy evaluation for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District - Regional Irrigated Land and Water use Mapping.


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Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


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