Dry Times Management
In dry times it is important to make risk management decisions early. The following pages provide useful links, tools and resources that you might need to make necessary management and financial decisions on farm and look after your mental health in tough times.
Dry Times Livestock and Farm Finance Fact Sheets:
A series of factsheets for Upper South East farmers to manage livestock and farm finances in dry seasons is now available for download.
The factsheets have been produced by Primary Industries and Regions SA and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources with the support of MacKillop Farm Management Group and Sheep Connect SA.
Livestock management options
Feed budgeting in a drought
Drought management checklist for livestock
Calculating supplementary feed amounts - Sheep
Calculating supplementary feed amounts - Cattle
Ration formulation using the ‘Pearson Square’
Basic ration diet formulation
Calculating dry matter intakes
Dry matter vs As fed
Comparing the costs of feed
A farmer’s health and land go hand in hand
During these dry times it is important to take care of your health and look out for others in your community. The dry times flyer lists details of health and financial support services available in the region for South East Rural Communities. Download Flyer
Handy Tools and Tips from Sheep Connect
Sheep connect has compiled a list of very useful websites for managing dry conditions including climate tools, stocking rates, feeding sheep, managing pastures, diseases and much more.
Click here to see the range of information and tools available.
Drought Coordinator appointed for South Australia
The South Australian Government says a newly-appointed drought coordinator will help farmers in the state's upper south-east deal with current conditions- read the full story here.
December Drought Management Opportunity Workshops
At these workshops, experts discussed how to adapt to drought conditions in your farm business with confidence. Presentations can be viewed at http://www.coorong.sa.gov.au/ctlapevents
Drought Concessional Loans
A new round of the Drought Concessional Loan Scheme is now available to South Australian farmers until 30 June 2016 (or when fully allocated – whichever occurs first). Farmers interested in meeting with PIRSA's Prudential and Rural Financial Services staff to discuss the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme are invited to call PIRSA toll free on 1800 182 235 to arrange an appointment time or visit www.pir.sa.gov.au