Dairy Australia - Dairy information for Australian Dairy Farmers and the industry

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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.

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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