Pastoral Feed Outlook

DPIR publishes a Pastoral Feed Outlook every quarter. The March edition is out now. If you would like to automatically receive the Pastoral Feed Outlook when it is released, click on the “subscribe” button on our department webpage.

The Pastoral Feed Outlook includes information on:

  • the current estimated feed supply
  • recent and anticipated pasture growth and how these compare to long-term records
  • the seasonal outlook for the coming months
  • emerging drought conditions
  • the risk of wildfire.

It will come as no surprise to most that the wet season in the region has been very poor. But the images below help to visualise the extent of the issue and highlight that the pasture growth experienced this wet season is some of the lowest on record since 1957 (areas in red). Unfortunately the outlook for the coming three months is not very positive – hotter and drier than average conditions are expected to persist over much of the NT.

Download the March 2019 edition of the Pastoral Feed Outlook.

If you have any questions about the Pastoral Feed Outlook, please contact Dionne Walsh, Rangeland Program Manager by emailing

Last updated: 30 April 2020

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