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Dairy Farm Infrastructure Handbook

04 July 2017
Type Booklet

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The guiding principal of good dairy farm infrastructure is that it’s safe, produces quality milk from healthy animals using management practices that are sustainable from an animal welfare, labour efficient, economic and environmental perspective.

This handbook is designed to be used as a guide for dairy farmers who wish to upgrade their existing dairy farm infrastructure or invest in the establishment of a new dairy farm enterprise. The handbook covers important areas such as grazing infrastructure, milking facilities, milk cooling, water and energy efficiency, land drainage design and installation plus the importance of incorporating biodiversity.