Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia


Succeeding through the seasons Part 1 – Singleton

There has been a steady decline in rainfall over this period and irrigation allocations have been low and variable. The Singletonā€™s have responded by:

  • More land has been purchased to increase the area for home grown forage
  • Irrigated pastures continue to be the main source of feed from April to November with a focus on annual pastures
  • The milking herd is confined to a feedpad from December to March and fed a total mixed ration
  • Summer forage crops are grown for hay and silage
  • Feeding infrastructure has been developed to improve feed use, provide a more balanced ration and to improve cow comfort.

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