Feeding Livestock website
Agriculture Victoria recently launched a comprehensive feeding livestock website with all the tools, resources and calculators you’ll need during drought and other times when pasture is limited.
The Victorian Government is committed to supporting the next generation of farmers develop and prosper and provides opportunities for young people in agriculture to have a say and enhance their career.
See Young farmers.
Drought and Supplementary Feed Calculator (DASFC) app
The Drought and Supplementary Feed Calculator is an essential tool for sheep and cattle producers to develop drought feed rations as well as rations for dry periods when supplementary feeding is required.
Featuring a comprehensive feeds database listing average nutritional values of 71 different feeds you can compare and develop a mixed ration containing up to five feeds.
The app is free to download from the:
An instructional video produced by NSW Department of Primary Industries is available to assist you to use the app.
Water Market Watch app
Every hour of every day water is traded on the Victorian water market. A new app – Water Market Watch – is now available so you can keep up to date with this changing information anywhere, anytime on your mobile phone.
The app uses authoritative and up-to-date market information from the Victorian Water Register administered by the Victorian Government.
Water Market Watch is free to download from the:
Drought and dry seasonal conditions videos
The following videos demonstrate how local farmers have used Victorian and Commonwealth Government grants for on-farm infrastructure, on-farm emergency water and pasture restoration.
Planning, making decisions for long term profitability and building a resilient business model are important considerations for any farm business no matter what time of year.