Assessing options for drought recovery — 9. Incorporating climate variability

This is the final recorded presentation demonstrating how to assess management options when recovering from drought.

In this presentation, Fred Chudleigh (Agricultural Economist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) discusses the incorporation of climate variability in the analysis of drought response and recovery strategies.

You can watch the full recording (43 minutes) or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation.


  1. Incorporating climate variability
  2. Assessing grazing management strategies
  3. Supplement and drought feeding rules applied in the modelling
  4. Safe stocking rate strategy
  5. Retain core herd strategy
  6. Retain core breeders versus retain herd structure
  7. Drought responsive strategy
  8. Fully flexible strategy
  9. Summary of grazing strategy results
  10. Effect of grazing strategies on pasture and land condition
  11. Key messages from grazing strategy analysis
  12. Limitations of integrated GRASP bio-economic modelling
  13. Summary of drought recovery strategies

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 recovery

← 8. Options for recovery 


Assessing options for drought response

← 1. Introduction and overview

← 2. Situation analysis

← 3. Mortality risk and early weaning

← 4. Sell, feed or agist PTIC cows

← 5. Send sale steers on agistment or sell early

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

← 7. Impact of the response strategy on recovery