Woolgrowers plan for, and carefully manage their environment and animals, through drought and dry times to ensure the sustainability of wool-growing enterprises, the industry and the environment.
Drought and wool-growing
The Woolmark Company’s parent body has a range of drought planning, management and recovery resources available for woolgrowers going into, enduring and recovering from drought.
These resources include practical guidelines and examples, measurement tools, case studies and support networks to ensure Australian woolgrowers are well prepared for dry conditions.
Farm management practices to prepare and recover from drought
- Supplement feeding for stock to ensure optimal nutrition
- Containment feeding to minimise pasture and environmental damage from overgrazing sheep and better manage animal nutrition
- Manage and maintain stock water to ensure reliable water supplies.