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Drought feed calculator app

Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The DPI Drought Feed Calculator app for free to assist sheep and cattle producers with feed calculations in dry times.

DPI Drought and Supplementary Feed Calculator

Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.The drought and supplementary feed calculator app is free to assist sheep and cattle producers to develop feed rations during drought and dry seasons. A desktop version is also available.

Farm Tracker App

The Farm Tracker App is available on Apple App Store or Android Google Play. and it's a simple tool that can help farmers to record seasonal conditions on their property, such as conducting a crop, pasture or animal survey.  You can keep a photo diary or monitor a paddock over many years, pull reports quickly and easily. Learn more about the Farm Tracker App or download the app for free from the

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Managing Weeds in Drought

Beef Cattle Checklist in Drought

Cattle health treatments in drought are extremely important. See the primefact here for recommended practices to herd health, common drought issues and other feeding practices

Managing a Farm Business for Drought

DPI has a number of Primefact information sheets available specifically developed for primary producers preparing for and experiencing dry seasons and drought conditions.

If you can't find the information you are looking for in this list, DPI has a large library of Primefacts and other fact sheets, developed over many years, available on its website.

Information and support is also available through your Local Land Services offices.

The advice provided in these resources may not address the specific on-farm requirements of each user and individual circumstances should be assessed before adopting advice presented.

AreaTitle
General drought management
Local Land Services drought response
Feeding livestock

Water allocation

  • For more information on how water is allocated for all water sources, including regulated rivers, groundwater and unregulated rivers, visit the Water in NSW Allocations page.
  • Water Allocation statements are updated regularly through the year and provide valuable information on how much water is available, including during drought.
  • Subscribe to Water Allocation Statements for each regulated valley, which outline how much water is available and how it has been distributed.
  • Water allocation process outlines the way that decisions are made about water allocations, based on the range of factors that impact these decisions.