Drought recovery options - utilising vacant DSE capacity
Primefact Number: 680 Edition: First edition Released/reviewed: 01 Sep 2007
The recovery period places you in a unique position to review your situation and markets, and make changes to the direction and mix of enterprises that make up your farm business.
The effects of destocking during the drought are felt hardest in the first three years of recovery.
Depleted breeding herds and flocks, as well as reduced cash flow, act to reduce the potential income per hectare which is realised.
Once rainfall stimulates pasture growth, the depleted breeding herds and flocks do not utilise the whole property, as they did pre-drought.
This gap, or vacant DSE (dry sheep equivalent) capacity, can be exploited to enhance income generation.
This Primefact contains information on the following:
- Herd and flock rebuilding
- Grain graze or cropping
- Trading stock or agistment
- Key considerations for recovery.
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