Drought resources

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has a number of resources to help manage extremely dry weather conditions.

While no one can make it rain, there are management strategies that farmers can put in place to protect the future performance of their capital breeding stock, such as early weaning, body condition scoring and feed budgets.

Most importantly, farmers need to look after the well-being of themselves and their families. As well as making use of networks (friends, family and neighbours, rural professionals) there are local agencies, such as the Rural Support Trust who are there to support farming families. Please don’t hesitate to seek assistance.

Below is a list of ideas, resources and decision-support tools to consider, to help you and your staff manage the dry.