Dairy Australia and our partners work on a number fronts to secure better water outcomes for farmers and the industry, from influencing policy makers to on-farm research.
Selecting the best irrigation system
Information from this research helps farmers and catchment planners make decisions about when to invest in pressurised, surface or subsurface drip irrigation.
Saving water in dairies
A dairy farmer survey in 2000 found the most efficient dairy sheds used under 2,000 litres of water per cow each year. At the other end of the scale, the most water used was 38,000 litres per cow each year, almost 20 times more than the best performers.
Learn options for saving water in dairies in the following ways: