Grazing strategies can be informed by a long term outlook on seasonal precipitation and temperature trends.
- Supplemental feed strategies can be devised early with application of seasonal outlook information.
- End of dry period forecast and subsequent moisture and temperature information can be used to consider potential for grass recovery before onset of cooler winter months.
- Market changes can be monitored across the country as drier and wetter than normal conditions can influence call sales patterns and prices.
- Stocking rate decisions can be fine-tuned with consideration of seasonal outlooks for rainfall and temperature.
- Potentially reduce stock losses from extreme winter weather.
- Aid decision making in bringing in additional stock for finishing.
- Planning for lowland fodder cropping special pasture mixes based on a seasonal outlook.