Animal welfare during drought

As part of the NSW Government's drought package funding is available to provide transport assistance for animal welfare and donated fodder within NSW:

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Animal welfare transport subsidy

A subsidy is available to primary producers where animals are at significant risk in terms of animal welfare.

Donated fodder transport

A subsidy is payable to  transport operators who transport donated fodder to a central location within NSW on behalf of an organising community group.

Available drought assistance in NSW A resource listing available financial assistance and support and advice.

Recent fish kills reported in NSW due to environmental conditions

Fish kills are defined as a sudden mass mortality of wild fish. In NSW we are likely to see further severe fish kills across coastal and inland catchments during the summer of 2019/20. Recent reports are included in the Fish kills in NSW page, and will continue to be updated over the summer.

More about fish kills

Resources

The Feed Quality Service (FQS) offers a laboratory testing service for animal feed including hay, silage and grain, mixed feeds and total mixed rations, pastures and forages. The FQS is able to undertake competitively priced testing with a prompt turn-around time.

Animal welfare during dry times - Animal welfare considerations are critical when managing stock during dry times, when feed and water resources are under pressure.

Dry times smoko - Dr Jillian Kelly, LLS District Veterinarian, provides an overview of livestock issues brought about by dry conditions.