Getting through a Dry Period
We all know dry spells and droughts can be long and relentless. Now is the time to seek help and plan for the next few months. There are a range of options available to support you practically, financially, mentally, and help you maintain the welfare of your livestock.
Talk it through
There are many people to talk to for advice on your situation and possible options available - click on the following organisations to access their websites for more details:
These organisations all have experienced professionals who understand the challenges and can provide advice.
NIWA Weather details - go to here
Feed Planning Support
Getting a plan in place can help give you peace of mind. Having a feed budget can help you:
- Calculate your feed demand
- Calculate your feed supply
- Investigate options to fill feed gaps
- Proactively make decisions.
A “snapshot feed plan” can be completed in 20 minutes, and there are lots of support available from farm advisers, industry organisations and specialist services
Monitor your feed situation
Every year, there is potential for dry conditions around the country. This may lead to shortages of feed in some regions. Ongoing feed planning and budgeting is essential.
Other useful resources:
If your are unsure where to start, we can supply you with free and confidential support and connect you with the services you need, whether financial, business or health-related.
Call now 0800 787 254 (RURAL HELP)