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Decisions for drought affected producers

Two–thirds of Queensland is drought declared and we are potentially facing a second failed wet season. The few patchy rainfall events have brought limited relief to areas desperately needing it. Even if it rains in the next few weeks, it may be too late for useful pasture growth, so it’s timely to review and critically reflect on drought action plans and develop a way forward. In this webinar recording, FutureBeef senior extension officer Roger Sneath discusses:

  • the current situation and the year ahead: developing forage budgets, adjusting cattle numbers and long term planning
  • options and tools: sell, agist, feedlot, production or survival feeding, and spreadsheets available to help decide the best one for your situation
  • feed supplies: availability, cost and how to cost nutrients
  • producers’ reflections on drought.

For your convenience, here are the presentation slides (PDF 2.19 MB) and a list of useful links (PDF 253 kB).

50:55 minutes | 28 Feb 2014 by FutureBeefAu

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