The 2015-2016 Dairy Forecast Service operational season is now over.

Please keep an eye out the End of Season Survey. Your input on the service is important to its success.

Features introduce for the 2015-16 season where:

  • New National Overviews
    • National overviews are accessible via a link
    • Overviews now have a dedicated page for starting, stopping and navigating to a specific time period
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather observations
    • Weather observations from the BOM automatic weather station (AWS) network has are now available on the site
    • Katestone uses the BOM AWS data to calculate the THI every 3 hours and display it on the web site
  • New 7 day Outlook toggle on the My Site page
    • Subscribers can select between a One day summary and a 7 day outlook
    • The outlook table displays the last 7 days of BOM AWS observations where available
    • Clicking on the date box will display the hourly detailed forecast/observation data for that day


  • Public Sites Available on My Site Page
      • Subscribers can now add any of the Public Forecast Sites to their My Dairy Page and set alerts for these sites
      • Sites are selected by State and from a drop down box of the public forecast sites
      • Added sites can be searched for by name or state and removed by the subscriber


New Alerts

The biggest change to the service is the addition of customised alert settings. Subscribers can now choose to enable or disable each alert individually. We have also added 4 new alert settings that are totally customisable by the user. The image below shows the new customised alert page.<&nbsp>

Please feel free to experiment with settings and provide feedback of your experiences onsite, especially if there is a threshold or variable that you can’t find but would like to see incorporated into the service. You can send your comments to:

Andrew Wiebe
Ph: 07 3369 3699