Dairy Effluent

Dairy farming is an important industry in the Geographe Bay Catchment. The 35 dairy sheds in our region produce quality milk for local and international markets, and represent a quarter of all dairies in Western Australia.

These highly productive farms can be a source of nutrients to waterways through fertiliser use, manure from livestock and effluent produced in the washdown process after milking. Working with our dairy farmers provides an opportunity to improve water quality while also improving the productivity and profitability of dairy farms.

We support dairy farmers to adopt best practice through: