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Beyond the Bale : September 2018
62 ON FARM For woolgrowers going into, enduring or recovering from drought, AWI provides a range of drought planning and management resources, plus links to useful external resources. View a list of some of the available resources here or visit www.wool.com/droughtresources for further information. DROUGHT RESOURCES MANAGING SHEEP IN DROUGHTLOTS A best-practice guide that highlights the purpose, benefits and experiences of woolgrowers managing sheep in confined areas during drought. STOCK WATER – A LIMITED RESOURCE A fact sheet that helps calculate stock water budgets, especially when droughtlotting sheep. LIFETIME WOOL FEED BUDGET TABLES Feed budgeting for ewe flocks in the dry season. FEEDING AND MANAGING SHEEP IN DRY TIMES This publication provides producers with practical guidelines and examples on feeding and managing sheep during dry seasons and AWI DROUGHT RESOURCES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES www.agriculture.gov.au/drought BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought NSW DPI www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/droughthub QUEENSLAND DAF www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/ environment/drought AGRICULTURE VICTORIA www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/drought WA DPIRD www.agric.wa.gov.au/climate-land-water/ climate-weather/drought-and-dry-seasons DROUGHT RESOURCES ON GOVERNMENT WEBSITES drought years. While it focuses on dry times and confinement feeding systems, it also has useful information on getting through the normal summer/autumn feed gap period. MANAGING FODDER PRICES FOR DROUGHTS A guide to strategies that help manage fodder prices and supply risks during droughts. WHICH SHEEP DO I KEEP? A guide to help determine whether to sell or supplementary-feed all, some or none of the flock. DROUGHT FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHEEP This booklet is a practical guide on sheep feeding and management during a drought to help producers break down into manageable steps the daunting planning phase, and see the plan realised as a successful way of combating the drought. PLANNING FOR PROFIT A practical guide offering a series of step- by-step, cost-effective breeding and pasture management options for producers to consider post drought. All these publications are available at www.wool.com/droughtresources. AWI STATE NETWORK WEBINAR RECORDINGS SHEEP CONNECT NSW www.sheepconnectnsw.com.au/tools • Confinement feeding of sheep • Managing livestock nutrition in dry times and beyond • Early weaning - tips for a successful early weaning exercise • Pastoral livestock nutrition for dry times • What's you plan? - preparedness for dry times • Funny feeds • Taking the guess work out of feeding or selling sheep during drought LEADING SHEEP (QLD) www.leadingsheep.com.au/category/ recordedwebinars-videos/ • How to have a successful lambing in dry conditions: o Part 1 Nutrient demand o Part 2 Practical and social considerations o Part 3 Supplementation strategies • Drought feeding to minimise ewe and lamb losses – a producer case study
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