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Read information and fact sheets about how you can save water when cleaning your yards.

Holding Yards

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.

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Dairy biosecurity

Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain report is commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region. The report is updated 40 weeks per year.

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