Confinement Feeding- the benefits to your property
Confinement feeding on your property can produce a number of benefits including economic, weed biosecurity, soil and land management.
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:
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