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21.05.2020 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1155 -24
Micron 17 1601 -34
Micron 18 1467 -42
Micron 19 1354 -44
Micron 20 1296 -15
Micron 21 1284 +8
Micron 28 576 -
Micron 30 450n -
MCar 856 +42

Bushfires - Livestock Safety and Recovery

Information about bushfire preparation and recovery for livestock.

 

Emergency Livestock Safety During Bushfires

  • Hold livestock in large irrigated, heavily grazed or ploughed paddocks
  • Hold livestock in large, clear stockyards, laneways or holding yards
  • Move livestock to paddocks with large dams and earth mounded on the fire facing sides
  • Secure gates open for connected paddocks
  • Ensure access to ample water
  • Clear fire breaks around livestock holding areas
  • Ensure your Property Identification Code (PIC) is up to date

(Above information sourced from NSW DPI, Country Fire Authority, PIRSA and adapted by AWI)

 

State Based Bushfire Assistance

Livestock Assistance
Mental Health Support
Livestock Assistance
Mental Health Support 
Livestock Assistance
Mental Health Support

 

The Yarn: Bushfires: Emergency Livestock Safety and Recovery

Catastrophic fire conditions across the nation have put emergency livestock management into sharp focus. Qualified veterinarian and AWI General Manager of Research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, offers immediate advice to those who have been affected.

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Recovering from drought and bushfire

If you have been lucky enough to get rain recently or have been affected by bushfires, then you may be considering purchasing sheep. However, you need to make sure you're not purchasing a whole heap of unwanted problems too. This document provides some key issues to consider, plus links to AWI and external resources

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Soil Health and Pasture Recovery After a Fire

Significant bushfire events can leave paddocks bare at the time of year when they’re most susceptible to erosion. There are several management options available to landholders to consider in the immediate aftermath of bushfires to mitigate the risk of soil erosion in bare paddocks and reduce the time taken to regenerate the paddock to productive feed.

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Managing Sheep in Containment Areas After Fire

Containment feeding refers to “maintenance” feeding sheep in contained areas and it can be a valuable tool to managing sheep after a fire.

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Stock Water: Limited Resource After Fire

After a fire, knowing the quantity, quality and reliability of stock water is essential.

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Livestock Safety During Bushfires

Guidance prepared by PIRSA about how to ensure the safety of your livestock during bushfires. Whilst caring for livestock and other animals before and after a bushfire is essential, personal safety should be considered as a first priority on all occasions.

Be sure to get your Bushfire Survival Plan up to date and to hand.

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Recovery After Natural Disaster

South Australian farmers Troy and Nette Fischer discuss the loss of stock and pastures in the devastating 2015 Pinery bushfire and their subsequent recovery and rebuild at the Best Wool Best Lamb Conference 2018.

To find different sections of the presentation the time splits are as follows:

Welcome and introduction, 2:04 - An early arrival, 3:15 - The day of the pinery fires, 11:10 - The aftermath, 14:48 - The rebuild, 30:39 - Key learnings.

 

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