Stock Containment Workshop – Corryong

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Corryong Workshop wrap-up

Sophie Hanna, Livestock Project Officer with Vic Hub North-East Node Riverine Plains, delivered a workshop at Corryong, in north-east Victoria, to Towong Shire beef producers on stock containment areas (SCA’s). The workshop was part of the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation Hub’s Stock Containment Adoption project.

Sophie led the group through key considerations around SCA’s including decision making processes, site selection, pen design, troughing, nutrition and animal health.

She said key take aways included understanding the considerations behind deciding where to put SCA’s and designing SCA’s that will best suit your farm, along with the importance of providing optimal nutrition and water quality for animal performance, feed use efficiency and animal health.

The Vic Hub has identified stock containment as a cornerstone to building drought resilience before, during and exiting drought; however, uptake is inconsistent across Australia, despite millions invested in RD&E to increase its adoption as a drought-management tool. Uncertainty and lack of confidence in planning & implementing stock containment saw existing knowledge not used. This project’s integrated response addresses this identified gap, uniquely giving farmers confidence in “getting stock containment right”.

Find out more about the Stock Containment Adoption project on our Projects page.

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