Managing and preparing for drought


This new edition of Managing and preparing for drought has been prepared to give our State’s farmers relevant information to help make informed decisions on how to manage the current drought as well any future dry conditions.

Drought is an inevitable part of the Australian landscape but its impacts are wide reaching. It goes well beyond the paddock. It touches every corner of our regional communities; it reaches our cities and has the potential to affect our trade.

This is the eighth edition of this widely utilised publication, which has been updated to reflect the unique pressures placed on NSW producers by a drought many people have compared to the devastating conditions of the early 1980s.

It includes strategies and actions producers can consider as they deal with the drought, as well as practical information on feeding stock, farm management, sustainable practices and personal and financial wellbeing.

Importantly, it includes new information on relevant resources added by the NSW Government and the NSW DPI in recent years, including the online DroughtHub and the Combined Drought Indicator.

Contents include:

  • Drought in NSW
  • Planning for drought
  • Feeding livestock
  • Farm management
  • Appendices
    • Most likely dry matter (DM), metabolisable energy and crude protein content of feeds
    • Decision Support Systems
    • StockPlan


Eighth Edition

Published: Aug 2018