Animal Welfare

Dry 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.




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 for information on dealing with heat stress.

Sign up 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


Cooling your cows this summer

View the Cooling your Cows this Summer page.