Livestock and animal welfare.


Feeding livestock water-damaged fodder (Agriculture Victoria)

Animal welfare & management 

For any urgent animal welfare needs or to report any agricultural losses and damages resulting from the floods, please contact the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

Managing animals in wet conditions (Agriculture Victoria)


Drought feeding & management of beef cattle - guide (Agriculture Victoria)


Sheep drought feeding book (Agriculture Victoria)

Flystrike after floods (Agriculture Victoria)


Horses and floods (Agriculture Victoria)

Disposal of livestock carcasses

Disposing of carcasses after bushfire, flood or drought (Agriculture Victoria)

Stock containment areas

Managing livestock after an emergency can be challenging, particularly when large areas of the farm have been affected. The loss of feed requires more intensive farming practices until pastures have re-established and the soil is able to withstand livestock without causing erosion or pugging. There is also a higher risk of weed infestation with imported feed. One of the best ways to minimise weed infestations and erosion and help pastures to recover is to remove stock from normal paddocks and feed them in a stock containment area.

Stock containment areas (Agriculture Victoria)

Stock containment areas for emergencies - factsheet (Agriculture Victoria)

Water supply in stock containment areas (Agriculture Victoria)