Fact Sheet #38 – December 2010
Robert Peake – Rural Solutions SA
The last few seasons have been very challenging as a result of low and variable rainfall. Higher global fertiliser prices and farm input costs in general have meant investment in pasture management and the establishment of new pastures has drastically decreased. The combination of all these factors has led to the potential for greater wind erosion on pasture paddocks. Increasing sheep and lamb numbers as a result of higher market prices has exacerbated the problem.