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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.

Initiatives

Our Farm, Our Plan

Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.

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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