How much water do I need or use on farm?

Dairy Australia - Gipps Dairy

Type: Factsheet
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

On a dairy farm, water is used for stock, cleaning the dairy plant, cooling cows and for growing forage.  This fact sheet will help you to calculate your water needs

This fact sheet produced  for Dairy Australia  will help dairy farmers calculate their water requirements for:

  • Stock drinking water
  • Dairy shed washdown and equipment cleaning
  • Incidental water use

The key sections include:

  • Why assess your farm water needs?
  • How much water do you use?  (for Stock drinking water, dairy shed and additional requirements)
  • Where does the water come from?  Rain, Bore, Townwater, waterways or Field run Off?

In conclusion, seasonal conditions vary every year.  To manage a dairy operation effectively it is important to understand your water requirements.



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