Feedbase recovery after a seasonal break
14 March 2019
While it can feel like it will never rain again, producers need to be on the front foot with planning for recovery said Mick Taylor, MLA Project Manager - Feedbase.
"It’s the feedbase which will underpin how quickly your business returns to full productivity," he said.
"Ensuring it’s ready to go when the season does break provides a solid start.”
He’s selected three simple guides to help you going forward:
1. Assess your pastures: Check out this article with Cam Nicholson about pasture decision making.
2. Manage your pastures going forward: Read this MLA Tip & Tools resource on managing pastures in a drought.
3. Maximising the benefit: What do you do when the season breaks? Check out this online resource on restocking strategies.
Tools for pasture assessment and recovery planning
- MLA's Tips & Tools for pastures include: Looking After Drought Pastures, Managing Weeds After Drought, Improving Pasture Use with the MLA Pasture Ruler and Managing Soils to Keep them Healthy and Productive
- Making More From Sheep's pasture assessment module
- More Beef from Pastures' field based pasture measurements
- The Queensland Government's AussieGRASS maps predict the chances of exceeding median pasture growth in three month periods for the entire country.
- MLA's sheep productivity webinar on identifying malperforming pastures.
- The EverGraze feed budgeting and tactical management guide.
Mick Taylor, MLA