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Emerging from the drought with a better business

1 July 2019

Wellington, NSW, sheep producers Scott and Anna Brien admit while getting through the current drought has been tough, it’s also been a blessing in disguise.

With a Merino stud, “Bella Lana”, and commercial sheep flock, the Brien’s had used supplementary feeding to finish lambs, prepare ewes for joining or lambing or to maintain condition on stud rams on an ad hoc basis over the years. However in 2018 Scott and Anna decided they needed to be more rigorous in their approach to grain feeding. Read more

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Doing it better in dry times

7 February 2019 

Doing Developing a robust drought feeding regime for their sheep enterprise has laid the foundations for central-west NSW producers Rob and Jude Cooke to lift long-term productivity even further.

Having identified they were under-prepared for a drought and that one was due, the Cookes started developing a drought management plan. The dry spring of 2017 accelerated progress dramatically. “We went through what we had in our heads for the management plan with our animal nutritionist, Robert Bell…”  Read more

central-west NSW producers Rob and Jude Cooke