Demonstration Sites

Silage Pad and Silage Pit Covers

Silage Pad and Silage Pit Covers

In November 2005 a silage pad area was constructed for pit silage at a cost of $16,839.50. Currently DemoDAIRY is using two types of pit covers - one involving the…
Farm Track System

Farm Track System

The track camber and width allows for smooth cow movement and the 'loop' design allows easier access to the paddocks. The majority of paddocks have double gates and multiple entry/exits…
Feed Pads

Feed Pads

Two feed pads have been installed near the dairy. The feed pads are located near silage pads, effluent pond and close to the dairy and are used for feeding silage…
Paddock Subsurface Drainage

Paddock Subsurface Drainage

This work is to benefit the farms capability to increase productivity and sustainability at a higher stocking rate of 2.5 cows per hectare. The sub surface drainage promotes healthier pastures…

Sustainability Sites

Recycled Flood Wash

Recycled Flood Wash

The dairy yard flood wash uses second pond effluent water to wash down the yard after milking. This occurs twice a day and uses 17,000 litres of effluent water.  
Dairy Solar Hot Water

Dairy Solar Hot Water

Dairy Solar Hot Water An award winning solar hot water system has been installed in the dairy and a meter is to be installed which will help record statistics to…
Nutrient Filter Pond

Nutrient Filter Pond

Sub-surface drainage is a fundamental necessity for efficient farming. Nowhere is this more pertinent than in the high rainfall grazing enterprises that are based in the heavy soil districts of…
Farm Waste Management Site

Farm Waste Management Site

A rubbish skip bin, recycle bins, silage trailer and metal recycling bin are now in place at the 'Farm Waste Demonstration Site'. One more crate needs to be constructed to…