Good start, slow finish

By Dairy News

Spring provided farmers in Gippsland with ideal conditions, and farmers’ ability to capitalise and conserve feed, impacted their overall performance, according to the Dairy Farm Monitor report for 2018-2019.

With a dry, hot summer and no break until late autumn, farmers without feed inventory on-hand, were exposed to fodder market.

Some farmers recorded very large silage/hay harvests, which proved essential in the following months. The Macalister Irrigation District received 100 per cent allocation without a spill event, thus farmers were hard pressed to cover all of summer.