Managing in Wet Conditions

Floods can be unpredictable and destructive. Dairy Australia has a number of resources available to help dairy farmers prepare for and recover from floods.

The Preparing for floods fact sheet outlines things for farmers to think about ahead of time to minimise disruption to their business.

It is easy to become overwhelmed after a flood event. The headings and the table in the Recovering from floods fact sheet may help farmers put things in priority order.

When conditions get wet, the risk of mastitis and lameness can both increase. Dairy Australia's Mastitis control in wet conditions and Managing lameness in wet conditions fact sheets provide practical strategies to manage these risks when conditions are wet and muddy.

A flood can also affect power supply to the farm. Preparing for power outages helps farmers develop a contingency plan that will save time and keep the dairy operational during a power outage.

If the power does go out, the Milking through power outages fact sheet contains tips that will help minimise recovery efforts by keeping the farm working during a prolonged power disruption.


  • Prepare for flood factsheet

    (01 September 2020)
    PDF, 41.15 KB
  • Recovering from flood factsheet

    (01 September 2020)
    PDF, 154.53 KB
  • Mastitic control in wet conditions factsheet

    (07 January 2021)
    PDF, 313.8 KB
  • Managing in wet conditions lameness

    (22 March 2021)
    PDF, 114.94 KB
  • Preparing for power outages factsheet

    (01 September 2020)
    PDF, 306.52 KB
  • Milking through power outages factsheet

    (01 September 2020)
    PDF, 199.49 KB
  • Missed milkings due to adverse events factsheet

    (24 March 2021)
    PDF, 426.06 KB
  • What is an Impact Diary factsheet

    (01 April 2021)
    PDF, 91.77 KB
  • Dairy herd nutrition after major environmental events factsheet

    (13 April 2021)
    PDF, 241.28 KB

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