Download a fact sheet:
Guidance on extreme dry management (PDF, 1MB)
Download the full toolkit:
Extreme Dry Management and Planning Toolkit (PDF, 2MB)
Download individual sections of the toolkit:
- Supplementary feeding (PDF, 638KB): Alternative feed options, storage and water are all discussed in this section.
- Animal health & welfare (PDF, 148KB)
: Good animal husbandry is always important on New Zealand farms but in extreme dry conditions it becomes even more of a priority.
- Management hints (PDF, 837KB): Drought recovery strategies including the decision to ‘wait or mate’, fertiliser management, and managing your pasture when the drought breaks.
- Meeting the challenges (PDF, 1MB)
: Tips on managing stress in challenging times, lessons from past droughts and advice on planning ahead before summer hits.
Coping with stress on farm – information and support