Caution on making changes

Some changes can be quite easy, such as feeding longer, supplementary feeding, or improving flock health management.

More significant changes such as upgrading pastures to boost nutrition need careful evaluation to ensure they are cost effective and fit in with the whole farm program.

Be especially careful about changing genetics or implementing a new breeding system. These can be very successful in finding the best match between your production environment and available markets, but mistakes can be costly and slow to fix. 

Before making the bigger changes, it is vital to get good advice and plan them carefully, as these have complex effects on the whole balance of your pasture and livestock system.