During times of drought it is important to make risk management decisions early. Below we have provided useful links, tools and resources to assist with making necessary management and financial decisions on farm and to look after your mental health in tough times.
Drought livestock and farm finance fact sheets
A series of fact sheets for farmers to manage livestock and farm finances in dry seasons are now available for download. These fact sheets have been produced by Primary Industries and Regions SA and Department for Environment and Water with the support of MacKillop Farm Management Group and SheepConnect SA.
A range of publications are available to assist with decision making and management during dry times. These include:
Tools and calculators
A range of tools and calculators are available for determining and predicting feed demand and budgeting, stocking rates, livestock condition scoring, climate impacts, pasture growth rates, weather and climate forecasts. These can be found at:
Below is a list of videos developed by the Birchip Cropping Group which provide guidance on the establishment and management of confinement feeding. Additionally there are two case study videos produced by Agriculture Victoria on farms which have established confinement feeding lots.
A range of important and useful information can be found at the following industry and organisation websites.
Livestock and Crop Management