Challenging operating conditions
Dairy Australia has created tailored resources for farmers who have been affected by drought conditions and have limited access to pasture and minimal fodder reserves.
Use these resources to manage the quality and supply risks when buying feed, implement effective feeding strategies to maintain cow health and productivity, as well as manage stocking levels to ensure the most efficient and profitable use of the feed resources available.
- Stock water planning
- Ruminal acidosis risk assessment
- Assessing your risk of acidosis
- Managing quality and supply risks when buying feed
- Herd culling decisions this spring/summer
- Mould and mycotoxin risks in feed
If you are facing challenging operating conditions right now, you may be considering feeding your herd on almost entirely bought in feed over summer.
In this video, dairy consultant Steve Little explains the importance of keeping cows on the curve with little or no pasture in their diets.