Dairy Forecast Service

Note that the Dairy Forecast Service is available during the hot season, from 1st October to 31st March. However, you can register at any time!


Alerts: Have a look at your alert settings and make use of the options available to customise your alerts. Alerts are provided via email or sms and can be turned on and off by you. 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.

BOM: The forecasts provided for registered users are for your Farm, not the closest BOM weather station or town. All forecasts are derived from the BOM weather model.

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

Katestone Team
Ph: 07 3369 3699
Email: dairy@katestone.com.au