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Confinement Feeding- the benefits to your property

News release
25 January 2021

Confinement feeding areas (also referred to as ‘droughtlots’ or ‘Stock Containment Areas’), are purpose-built facilities used short-term production or maintenance ration feeding, generally used for dry-times.

Weed biosecurity and soil and land management benefits that result from confinement feeding:

  • Weeds and pests from introduced feed can be monitored an managed easily
  • Maintains paddock groundcover, reduces erosion and maximises rain infiltration
  • Protects valuable pasture and soils asses, allowing for rapid recovery after rain

Economic benefits that result from confinement feeding:

  • Reduces stock energy requirements by 8-15% (less walking for feed and water)
  • Stock feeding is quicker and easier
  • Stock health and weight can be easily monitored and managed
  • The site can be used when pastures are affected by other emergencies such as fire and flood

More information about Confinement Feeding can be found on the websites below:

Confinement Feeding- the benefits to your property

Image Courtesy of Eykolina Benny

Article sourced from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board's monthly AgConnect newsletter. CLICK HERE to sign up today for the newsletter.

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Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

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