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Managing in wet conditions

Floods can be unpredictable and destructive. Our Preparing for floods (PDF, 429kb) outlines the things to think about ahead of time to minimise disruption to your business.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed after a flood event. The headings and the table in our Recovering from floods (PDF, 519kb) may help you put things in priority order.

When conditions get wet, the risk of mastitis and lameness can both increase. Our guidance on Mastitis control in wet conditions (PDF, 207KB)  and Managing lameness in wet conditions (PDF, 1.4MB) provides practical strategies to manage these risks when conditions are wet and muddy.

A flood can also affect your power supply. Preparing for power outages (PDF, 203kb) helps you develop a contingency plan that will save time and keep the dairy operational during a power outage.

If the power does go out, our tips for Milking through power outages (PDF, 178kb) will help minimise recovery efforts by keeping the farm working during a prolonged power disruption.

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