I am blessed to work with farmers who continually push all available boundaries and are innovative thinkers. Their achievements never cease to amaze me, like the increase in profits of 10-40% per year over the past five years. But when traveling around the country I am constantly shocked at seeing paddocks stuffed full of animals of all varieties, shapes and sizes, all struggling to get enough feed.
Around the country many farmers, some my clients included, are at various times short of feed and are facing some critical decisions. Should they buy more supplementary feed, quit some stock; tighten up on less vulnerable stock, lease some grazing, or what? There aren’t any obvious solutions.