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Environment Tools

Dairy Climate Toolkit

This Climate Toolkit has been developed as part of the Profitable Dairying in a Carbon Constrained Future project. It provides comprehensive knowledge of the practices that profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farm systems, embedded in the context of every-day farm management decisions.

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Future Ready Dairy Systems

Future Ready Dairy Systems (FRDS) is about practical and profitable practices for dairy farmers to deal with increased climate variability and carbon emissions policy. A farmer led program, FRDS has captured and shared the lessons from dairy farmers who have been innovative in adapting their farming systems to the challenges of a variable climate and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions. FRDS is supported by DA, DAFF, DPI Victoria and other partners.

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Dairy Self Assessment Tool 

DairySAT is an environmental self-assessment and action planning tool for Australian dairy farmers. It covers 10 key topic areas: Soils, Fertilisers, Effluent Management, Irrigation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Biodiversity, Energy and Water in the Dairy, Pests and Weeds, Chemicals, and Farm Waste.

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Dairying for Tomorrow

Dairying for Tomorrow supports dairy farmers and the industry reduce their environmental footprint by enabling activities such as reduced on-farm fertiliser loss, improved effluent systems, retaining native bush and the fencing of waterways.

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Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making. Find out how Focus Farms looks at the factors impacting decisions at any point in time, including seasonal and market conditions.


DataGene is an independent and industry-owned organisation responsible for driving genetic gain and herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry and is an initiative of Dairy Australia and industry.

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