Technical support services
There are many support services available for farmers experiencing dry seasonal conditions in Victoria.
Plan 2 Farm program
Delivered by the North Central Catchment Management Authority for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District, the program assists and supports farmers to make informed decisions about their farming future, including optimising investment and farm productivity.
Call (03) 5440 1885 for more information.
Stock containment areas
Agriculture Victoria has developed a package of resources to support farmers in designing stock containment areas. Stock containment areas are a valuable tool to:
- manage livestock
- protect soil and pasture resources during adverse seasonal conditions.
Feeding beef and sheep
Agriculture Victoria has developed books on feeding and managing beef and sheep during dry seasonal conditions.
Climate and weather
Information, tools and resources to support climate change risk management within the Victorian agricultural sector.
Fodder and stockfeed requirements
With long-term dry conditions, there's an increased need for Victorian farmers to import fodder and livestock feed from other states and regions affected by biosecurity threats.
Biosecurity threats associated with the importation of livestock feed and fodder pose a serious risk to plant and animal industries in Victoria.
See Industry notices for updates to import and export requirements.
Salvaging crops information
Download our factsheet on key points to consider when thinking about cutting failed crops for hay or silage: