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Feeding for Drought & Survival

Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment.

Drought is not easy to define. Some feel they are in drought after just a few weeks of no rain, whereas others may consider that there is a drought only if the paddocks are bare.  It all depends on the individual's experiences and the climatic region they live in.

The simplest definition of drought may be "when rainfall is insufficient for normal farming practices to be conducted".

According to the 2008/09 national review of drought policy, drought conditions in Australia are likely to occur more often and be more severe in key agricultural production areas.

Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment.

 
Sheep droughtlot in Darkan, Western Australia.

Further Information

AWI drought management resources - a range of drought planning, management and recovery resources for woolgrowers going into, enduring and recovering from drought.