Dairy Forecast Service 2016-2017 season.


The Bureau of Meteorology Australian Digital Forecast Database (ADFD) is now the main source of weather data and input to the THI calculation. This brings the DFS inline with other services supplied by Dairy Australia. What does this mean for you?

  • Alert delivery times will be between 7 am and 8 am AEST
  • Quality assurance of the data, its completeness or accuracy is the responsibility of BOM
  • Hourly Rainfall will no longer be displayed


Alerts: Have a look at your alert settings and make use of the options available to customise your alerts. Please feel free to experiment with settings and provide feedback on 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. Click here to check your alert settings

THI: The Temperature Humidity Index (THI) has been around for a long time, however it is not always clear how to set alert thresholds. Dairy Australia has defined thresholds that cover most situations, most of the time but what do you do when conditions are not the norm? How do you adjust the alerts settings to account for your particular conditions. With the customised alert settings dairy’s can keep the traditional alerts as well as set alerts that reflect local herd adaptations and climatic conditions onsite. for more information about how to refine your alerts take a look at Revisiting the THI

FAQ: We have added some new entries into the Frequently Asked Questions section, have a look.

As always we are here to help so please feel free to drop us a line if you any questions.
Kind Regards,

Andrew Wiebe
Ph: 07 3369 3699
Email: andrew.wiebe@katestone.com.au