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Boreholes Farming Note

Water usage on dairy farms is considerably higher than that associated with other livestock enterprises. A typical 150 cow herd, averaging 7,500 litres of milk uses approximately 6 million litres of water a year. Installation of a borehole can reduce water costs by up to 80%.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Comparing your annual water consumption
  • Considerations when installing a borehole
  • Water quality of boreholes
  • Legal requirements

Issued November 2007.

This Farming Note is only available to members

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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