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1 Feedlotting Adapting with confidence Your Farm Your Future Dookie Greg Ferrier Farm Services Victoria

2 Feedlotting … outline ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting Drivers behind feedlotting The Victorian/Australian industries Adapting with confidence

3 Feedlotting … a ‘picture’ ‘Pictures’ of a feedlot? …… your words ……… to describe a feedlot/feedlotting (images/perceptions/experiences)

4 Feedlotting … outline ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting Drivers behind feedlotting The Victorian/Australian industries Adapting with confidence

5 Beef and Veal Channel Share Butchers (29.9%) managed to close the year with a slightly higher average share of beef and veal than Woolworths (29.7%), although the Woolworths’ share appeared higher for the last 4 months. The main movers were the same as in total fresh meat, with Coles/Bilo losing share, IGA and Aldi gaining share % Domestic 65-70% Export

6 Climate impacts

7 Local climate impacts CSIRO modelling

8 Other drivers Grain supplies Diversification Business structure Other …. ?

9 Feedlotting … outline ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting Drivers behind feedlotting The Victorian/Australian industries Adapting with confidence

10 National ALFA/MLA survey

11 National - Victoria No. on feed (March 2009) 44,816 (6.9%) (Vic) 650,026 (Total) Capacity79,532 (6.4%)1,244,069 Utilisation56%52%

12 Victoria ALFA/MLA survey

13 Victoria (as at MAR 2009) ALFA/MLA survey SizeCapacityNo. on feed <500 head1,5381,118 (73% utilised) 500-1,0003,9951,996 (50% utilised) 1,000-10,00018,5339,385 (51% utilised) >10,00055,46632,317 (58% utilised) Total79,53244,816

14 Planning considerations

15 Planning Planning permit required – Code compliance Broilers – Meat Chickens Beef (and Dairy) Feedlots – greater than 1000 head No Planning permit required – Code compliance required Beef (and Dairy) feedlots less than 1000 head. Planning permit required – No Code Eggs – Cage, Barn, Free Range Sheep Feedlots – Lamb finishing systems Intensive poultry – turkeys, squab, quail No Planning permit required Stock Containment Areas – emergency or supplementary feeding systems. Planning permit required – regard to the Code Pigs – Intensive, Eco-shelters

16 Victoria Code

17 Cattle feedlots - Code Code has eight key elements: 1.Location and size 2.Design and construction 3.Odour 4.Noise 5.Waste storage, treatment and use 6.Traffic and parking 7.Landscaping 8.Operations and management

18 Cattle feedlots - auditing Pre-operational audit Annual audit Additional audit(s) Other audits … NFAS, e.g. ‘Woolies’

19 Feedlotting ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting Drivers behind feedlotting The Victorian/Australian industries Adapting with confidence

20 Feedlots … plan, plan, plan Changing/diversifying business strategy or direction: Does it fit the (whole) farm plan? Are there capabilities (infrastructure, people etc) to do this? Is the supply chain solid? Will the new business provide enough profit? How are the products to be marketed?

21 With confidence? A range of adaptation options is available, adapting with confidence reduces vulnerability Managerial e.g. farm practices Technological e.g. heat/drought tolerant Behavioural e.g. purchasing decisions

22 With confidence? A wide array of adaptation options is available, adapting with confidence reduces vulnerability Managerial, e.g. farm practices Technological, e.g. heat/drought tolerant Behavioural, e.g. purchasing decisions Though, there are economic, social, informational and attitudinal components in adapting with confidence

23 With confidence?

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