The following seasonal outlook reports are short term (generally 3 month) tactical projections based on Monaro “farm systems” for both a native and improved pasture enterprise. In developing these “farm systems” the parameters have been derived from Monaro district soil, pasture, climate and animal management data.

The aim of these outlooks is to promote increased awareness of risk management options and potential strategies for the next few months to enable more informed decisions to be made.

Understanding the likely projection of pasture growth and animal performance whether good or bad is useful to the proactive management of your farm business in order to take advantage of opportunities and minimise the “down side” to poorer seasons.