Enterprise or production system
In this context, dairy farming has been considered separately because it can be both an intensive animal production system and an intensive grazing system. Most dairy production occurs in higher rainfall coastal and hinterland areas where climate and natural resources allow year-round pasture grazing. Although not common, some dairies do adopt a feedlot system where cows spend the majority of time housed in pens.
Land practices associated with dairy farming may include:
Last updated 7 September 2010