Tag: Drought

WEIGHING UP OPTIONS TO FEEDLOT LAMBS

WEIGHING UP OPTIONS TO FEEDLOT LAMBS

Market prices for lambs have continually been hitting records this year and hay and grain prices have more than doubled due to the severity of the drought. Producers are being challenged to weigh up the options of feedlotting lambs and how profitable that may be with input costs rising and feed sources becoming unpredictable in supply.

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Feeding Livestock in Dry Seasons

Feeding Livestock in Dry Seasons

As the dry weather continues across much of the eastern states, feeding livestock has become a daily task for most livestock producers. We all know that it will eventually rain however the forecast for widespread rain doesn’t look as positive as we would like and the end of the drought is not quite in sight […]

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Winter Crop Planting… but where is the rain?

Winter Crop Planting… but where is the rain?

It’s the time of year where most mixed farming operations have already sown forage oats and the winter crop planting window is in full view. This year however, the continuous dry conditions across Eastern Australia has delayed a lot of that sowing and most of the state remains in drought or in drought watch. The […]

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