Managing The Summer Feed Budget

Managing the summer-autumn feed gap can be a challenge – especially given the dry season so far – but a little bit of research can save you a lot of money and hassle.

Plus, it will not only help minimize feed wastage and maintain stock at the right condition, but also conserve ground cover to protect the soil.

To assist our local farmers this season the NACC NRM’s Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Team have compiled a number of articles which may provide some useful tips.

Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Annabelle Garratt said that the key message is to plan ahead.

“It is worth taking some time to think about what you can do now to reduce summer-feed pressures in future years. A great option in the Northern Agricultural Region is to create a living haystack with perennial pastures and/or fodder shrubs.”

For more information or advice on perennial grazing systems, please contact our NACC NRM Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitators: Lizzie King (E) (P) 0447 361335 or Annabelle Garratt (E) (P) 0448 986 879

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