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How much water does it take to produce a litre of milk?

The average water use across farms is therefore 911 litres of water per litre of milk. The main point I would like to make though is that the water use efficiency varies between the different farm systems.

How can flow meters help you conserve water?

The use of flow meters can be used as a water conservation tool? Read this blog to find out how.

Our precious resource is becoming even scarcer

Is our water resources really under the amount of pressure that media headlines make it out to be? Read this blog to find out for yourself.

Is technology the answer to our water crisis?

The rainfall in South Africa has been so sporadic that we can’t continue putting all our eggs in this basket. Is the desalination of seawater a possible solution?

Need more water, why not get rid of your aliens?

Alien invasive plants are a huge threat to water security, and therefore sustainable agriculture. By clearing alien invasive plants, not only are we making more water available, but the opportunity to explore other industries exist.

Are you managing rainwater like a waste product?

Rain is always welcome on our lands. It is our responsibility as good water stewards to use it as the valuable resource which it is

How can you ensure water is not being wasted?

Sometimes I wonder if we actually realise the extent to which water management influences the entire farm system? From the health of the soil, to pasture growth and production, to milk production, to holistic farm efficiency and profitability.

Healthy soil equals healthy milk

In order to get the desired amount and quality of milk, cows need healthy pastures to graze on.

Be a steward of water!

Water stewardship is defined as being the use of freshwater that is “socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves site and catchment-based actions”.