Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia

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South Australia

Key points
  • Dairy Australia and DairySA are working to understand the climate challenges faced by South Australian dairy farmers, and to provide solutions
  • Future Ready Dairy systems in SA has focussed on more efficient use of resources, especially water, nutrients, energy and pasture
  • A range of services are available to help dairy farmers understand and manage the challenges associated with climate variability and carbon emissions
  • There are many dairy farmers sharing their insights via FRDS case studies and virtual events from SA as well as from other States

Specific SA Information

The dairy industry in South Australia faces its own set of challenges relating to climate variability, climate change and rising energy/fertiliser prices. Though the feedbase challenges vary greatly across the State, overall, the feedbase is dominated by purchased concentrates, though perennial ryegrass and annual grass based pastures make major contributions. These challenges are explored though, farmer case studies, FRDS virtual events, and information about potential on-farm responses.

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All the regional content for South Australia is available from the map, with different coloured flags for the different types of content – for example, all the farmer case studies have red flags. In most cases the flags have been located on the map as near as possible to the location where the information came from or where the event was held. Click on the flags to get more information and zoom in if there is too much overlap on the flags.

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