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Dry Times – Strategies for managing a late break and lambing

From consultation with farmers in the Skipton & Lismore region, Souther Farming Systems as the Sout West Node of the Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation HUB discovered a need to provide key information and strategies to handle the current dry situation farmers are facing in South West Victoria going...
  • Australian Government's Future Drought Fund
  • Michelle McClure, Jessie Wettenhall
  • Lismore
  • Current
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Sheep Containment Feeding

The inclusion of containment feeding in livestock enterprises can lead to improved productivity, improved reproductive performance, enhanced landscape and pasture management, greater drought resilience and increases in profitability. A new project has been developed focused on supporting sheep producers to implement best practice containment feeding, suited to their individual farming...
  • This project received funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund
  • Grace Evans, Jessie Wettenhall
  • SW Victoria
  • Current
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Containment for livestock

It has been identified that is commonly recognised the need to have livestock containment areas on farms is a good risk management tool in drought, but there are many questions around issues with these area's that we may or may not have the answers too.  
  • This Project is supported by Southern Farming Systems & Riverine Plains Inc, through funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.
  • Lisa Miller, Michelle McClure
  • South West Victoria
  • Current
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To understand which dung beetle species are common or rarely encountered in different regions of Australia by monitoring 120 sites across Australia,  Meat & Livestock Australia is supporting a new project to enhance dung beetle benefits to farmers through funding from the Australian Government’s Rural Research & Development for Profit...
  • Charles Sturt University & MLA
  • Natalie Jenkins, , Grace Evans
  • South West Victoria, Gippsland & Tasmania
  • Current
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This Corangamite CMA RLP project is supported through the Australian Governments National Landcare Program phase two. SFS will work with farmers, community groups and agriculture industry groups to enhance soil health on farms. This project will focus on supporting farmers to make informed decisions to enhance soil condition under changing...
  • Corangamite CMA & Australian Governments NLP2
  • Lisa Miller
  • Corangamite NRM region
  • Current
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With eID in sheep now mandatory in Victoria, there are many benefits for producers to use the technologies on-farm to help assist in decision making and increasing productivity.
  • MLA
  • South West Victoria
  • Current

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