Dry times management

In dry times 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.

Dry times 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.

Publications

A range of publications are available to assist with decision making and management during dry times. These include:

Cattle

Crops

Sheep

Weather forecasting

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:

Videos

Below is a list of videos for help with confinement feeding developed by the Birchip Cropping Group in Victoria. 

A range of important and useful information can be found at the following industry and organisation websites.

Livestock and Crop Management

Support Services

More information

  • Natural Resources Centre
    110A Mannum Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
    08 8532 9100