Animal Welfare

Seasonal conditions can have an impact on your cows health. Please see information below to assist in dealing with animal welfare issues relating to the seasonal conditions.

Wet Conditions

Managing in wet conditions - Lameness

Mastitis control in wet conditions

Managing Wet Soils

Heat Stress

Shifting weather patterns and a trend towards higher temperatures means heat stress and its impact on cow performance, health and welfare is becoming a serious issue for Australian dairy farmers.

Visit the Cool Cows website here for information on dealing with heat stress.

Sign up here to receive the Dairy Forecast Service.

By registering your dairy with the Dairy Forecast Service you will receive:

•Daily, seven-day forecasts of the THI and weather specific to your location, as the meteorological parameters that influence the THI can vary significantly over relatively short distances.
•Manage how you receive alerts
•Manage who receives alerts and who can access your forecast

Stock Containment areas article DEDJTR November 2015

Consider stock containment areas

Cool Cows Quiz by Steve Little November 2015

Take the Cool Cows Quiz