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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.

QLD and NSW Flood Assistance

Find out about government support measures for your farm’s safety.


  • Floods - Impact Diary

    PDF59.8 KB
  • Floods - Nutrition during major environmental events

    PDF106.46 KB
  • Preparing for a flood factsheet

    PDF57.5 KB
  • Recovering from flood factsheet

    PDF96.72 KB
  • Mastitic control in wet conditions

    PDF161.64 KB
  • Managing lameness in wet conditions

    PDF110.63 KB
  • Preparing for power outages

    PDF132.3 KB
  • Milking through power outages

    PDF106.11 KB
  • Missed milkings due to adverse events factsheet

    PDF178.99 KB
  • Building blocks for good laneways

    PDF122.89 KB
  • Liver fluke treatment factsheet

    PDF84.78 KB
  • Cow parking factsheet

    PDF161.04 KB
Laneway Design

Good laneways are key to keeping cows feet in good conditions. This video walks through the key features of good laneway design and how to maintain your laneways.

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