Confinement Feeding Stock

Department of Primary Industries NSW

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Confinement feeding areas are used for short-term production or maintenance ration feeding usually during a drought or other natural disaster.

Confining stock to a smaller area for feeding allows calculated rationing of feed and for pastures to be rested. It is a valuable drought management strategy, providing numerous benefits.

The web page covers topics such as

  • when to use confined feeding
  • site selection
  • stock density
  • pen construction
  • water troughs
  • yard management
  • animal health
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