StockPlan®: Improving drought decisions

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

McPhee, MJ, Meaker, GP, Graham P, Carberry, PM, Davies, BL, Whelan, MB, Bell, AK, Clements, B & McKiernan, WA 2002, 'StockPlan®: Improving drought decisions', Animal production in Australia : proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production: 24th biennial conference, Adelaide, SA, Australian Society of Animal Production, Roseworthy, SA, vol. 24, p. 330.


StockPlan is a computer program for cattle and sheep producers to explore management options relating to drought. It is designed to be an extension tool to assist producers make management decisions that minimise the environmental and financial impacts of a drought. This paper aims to provide an overview of the 3 StockPlan decision support tools: Drought Pack (exploring feeding options), FSA Pack (exploring Feed, Sell or Agist decisions) and Im Pack (exploring herd or flock dynamics).