DROUGHT FEEDING: A free workshop in Abercorn aims to teach graziers the basics. Photo Brett Wortman
DROUGHT FEEDING: A free workshop in Abercorn aims to teach graziers the basics. Photo Brett Wortman

How to feed your stock in drought

A FREE workshop in Abercorn later this month will offer tips and tricks for graziers on how to create a drought feeding plan for their stock.

Hosted by the Burnett Catchment Care Association, the workshop will be presented by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ senior extension officer (beef) Roger Sneath.

Mr Sneath will provide an overview of the ruminant digestive system, cattle nutritional requirements, what they get from the paddock when they graze, supplements and how to read their labels, costing nutrients, and drought planning and management.

The workshop will also contain an overview of grazier dry-season decision support calculators that can assist with evaluating the economics of paddock margins, feeding, selling, agistment, costing nutrients and pasture budgeting.

Participants are invited to provide their email address or bring along a USB memory stick to take these free tools home with them.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Bookings are essential by November 26 for the workshop on November 29, which will be held in Abercorn Hall from 9.30am – 2pm.

RSVP to sarah@betterburnett.com or phone 0437 530 266.

The workshop is funded jointly by the Federal and State Governments through the 2017 – 18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program.


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