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Environment Tools

Dairy Climate Toolkit

This Climate Toolkit has been developed as part of the Profitable Dairying in a Carbon Constrained Future project. It provides comprehensive knowledge of the practices that profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farm systems, embedded in the context of every-day farm management decisions.

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Future Ready Dairy Systems

Future Ready Dairy Systems (FRDS) is about practical and profitable practices for dairy farmers to deal with increased climate variability and carbon emissions policy. A farmer led program, FRDS has captured and shared the lessons from dairy farmers who have been innovative in adapting their farming systems to the challenges of a variable climate and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions. FRDS is supported by DA, DAFF, DPI Victoria and other partners.

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Dairy Self Assessment Tool 

DairySAT is an environmental self-assessment and action planning tool for Australian dairy farmers. It covers 10 key topic areas: Soils, Fertilisers, Effluent Management, Irrigation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Biodiversity, Energy and Water in the Dairy, Pests and Weeds, Chemicals, and Farm Waste.

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Dairying for Tomorrow

Dairying for Tomorrow supports dairy farmers and the industry reduce their environmental footprint by enabling activities such as reduced on-farm fertiliser loss, improved effluent systems, retaining native bush and the fencing of waterways.

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Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

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

DairyBase

DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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