Farmers urged to prepare ahead of heatwave

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reminding farmers to prepare for forecast extreme heat conditions.

DPI Emergency Manager, Simon Oliver, said the mercury is tipped to soar across much of the State tomorrow and into the weekend, with temperatures in many areas expected to easily exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

“Farmers need to put in place plans for livestock and animals, which can be impacted by extreme heat,” Mr Oliver said.

“On top of livestock fatalities, heatwaves can cause significant losses of production right across our agricultural industries including horticultural and cropping.”  

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“Livestock carriers also need to take special care, including planning out their journeys and knowing how to deal with unexpected delays or breakdowns.”

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