Preparing for dry conditions
While the start to spring has been wetter than average for many, rainfall in some subregions has not fully replenished soil moisture levels.
Plan a feed budget and think about alternative options for fodder as you look ahead to summer 2016/17.
Feed budgeting tips
Feed Budgeting (PDF, 220KB)
- Use this template when planning your budgets.
Develop a month-by-month feed budget for the full year.
- Make realistic allowances for feed wastage based on your feeding system.
- Revise your feed budget when circumstances change.
Farm inputs - some useful Dairy Australia reports
- Hay and Grain report
Dairy Australia tracks feed prices locally and nationally. This information is updated weekly.
- Production Inputs Monitor
This report provides a monthly update on farm input costs including water, hay, grain and fertiliser.
Bureau of Meteorology