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Lessons from the Drought video series

The following video series has been produced to highlight the innovation and ingenuity of local producers and expertise of field staff in the face of the prolonged drought in NSW. The videos share knowledge and experiences that may be beneficial for others who are facing similar challenges, or who may do in the future. Topics include hand-feeding sheep, feeding for production, irrigated summer forage, and lambing on irrigated pasture. We hope you find them valuable.

Lambing on Irrigated Pasture

Deniliquin  farmer Adrian Dunmore speaks about his experience of using irrigated pasture to feed sheep during dry times.

Autumn Irrigated Pastures

Extension Agronomist John Fowler talks about how to best use water allocations during dry times, and preparing pastures for dry autumns.

Feeding stock

District Veterinarian Eve Hall discusses the energy requirements of different classes of animals, and the tools available for managing drought feeding.

Irrigated summer forage

Wakool farmer Les Gordon shares his experience of planning and preparing different feed options for cattle during dry times.

Feeding for production

District Veterinarian Scott Ison explains what the requirements are to manage livestock during dry times.

Hand-feeding sheep

Gerogery farmer Daniel Moll speaks about his practice of storing feed to prepare for dry seasons in a mixed farming enterprise. Livestock officer Liz O’Grady shares her knowledge on ensuring accurate seasonal feed budgeting by utilising feed testing and factoring in the different requirements for different classes of stock.