Assessing options for drought response — 1. Introduction and overview

This is the first of seven recorded presentations, demonstrating how to assess management options in response to drought.

In this presentation, Fred Chudleigh (Agricultural Economist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) provides an introduction and overview of the seven recorded presentations on assessing options for drought response.

You can watch the full recording (12 minutes) or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation.


  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Aims of the overall project
  3. Project team
  4. Prepare for drought
  5. Respond to drought
  6. Recover from drought
  7. Drought response strategies – context
  8. Questions that arise when responding
  9. Analysis of response strategies
  10. Tools applied in the analyses
  11. Constraints on analysis
  12. Where to next?

This recording has been compiled within the Improving profitability and resilience of beef and sheep businesses in Queensland—Preparing for, responding to and recovering from drought project.

More in this series:

Assessing options for drought response

← 2. Situation analysis

← 3. Mortality risk and early weaning

← 4. Sell, feed or agist PTIC cows

← 5. Send sale steers to agistment or sell early

← 6. Assessing forced sales from within cow, heifer and steer groups

← 7. Impact of the response strategy on recovery


Assessing options for drought recovery

← 8. Options for recovery 

← 9. Incorporating climate variability