Steps to managing climate variability
05 December 2014
MLA has produced a new video tutorial which outlines three key steps to managing climate variability in livestock enterprises and highlights where productivity gains can also be achieved.
Implementing strategies to reduce the impact of a changing climate can have positive benefits on productivity and risk management while also reducing the greenhouse gas emissions footprint of your property.
MLA Research Extension Manager - Sustainability, Irene Sobotta, said following the three steps – monitor, setting triggers and strategies, and putting the plan into action – will make the process manageable and more likely to be implemented.
“If robust strategies are set in advance, it will be easier to take action if the situation changes, such as unexpected changes in seasonal conditions, than if there was no plan in place.
“Making many small adjustments to the enterprise is more effective than waiting and being forced to make large, more radical or costly decisions under stress,” she said.
The production of this video was one of the activities of MLA’s Farm300 initiative which aims to increase the profitability of livestock enterprises while reducing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.
Farm300 is funded by the Australian Government and managed by MLA in partnership with the Australian Farm Institute, Australian Wool Innovation and Dairy Australia.
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