Dealing with dry times (video series)

In response to the challenging conditions of 2018, LLS developed a series of videos with our extension staff to support your farm management.

In May 2018, approximately half the state was in drought. Some of the worst hit areas were the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Central West and in the Far West of the state.

In 2023, dry conditions have impacted parts of the state leading to a rapid decline in plant growth and rainfall indicators in the north, north-east, and south-east. Climate forecasts provide a strong indication that rainfall is likely to be below average for all of NSW from June to August, and we encourage producers to plan ahead with a drought strategy to manage their animal health and pasture quality.

Animal nutrition during drought

Are you unsure about the nutrition requirements of your livestock in dry times? This videos offers some quick tips and key messages for landholders. Get more information on drought feeding livestock.

Water quality during drought

Worried about water quality on your farm?

Livestock care

Are you unsure about making decisions around feeding and weaning?

Pasture and groundcover care

Do you have questions about groundcover heading into winter?

With parts of the state facing some tough conditions our staff are available with calls for advice. We're here to help. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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