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.
Preparing for flood factsheet(15 July 2020)PDF, 428.46 KB
Recovering from floods factsheet(15 July 2020)PDF, 518.25 KB
Mastitic control in wet conditions factsheet(07 January 2021)PDF, 313.8 KB
Managing in wet conditions lameness(09 July 2020)PDF, 1.36 MB
Preparing for power outages factsheet(15 July 2020)PDF, 203.15 KB
Milking through power outages factsheet(15 July 2020)PDF, 177.36 KB