Farm Dam Yabbies

The NSW Aquaculture Association is holding a yabby & fish farming field day at Griffith NSW in March 2015. We will be covering extensive yabby and fish farming with the focus on increasing farm incomes and increasing the value of existing water from farm dams and irrigation channels. Methods and licences required for extensive farming, intensive farming and class “E” multi site harvesting as done in Western Australia.

In mixed farming situations, risk spreading strategies such as diversification outside the traditional commodity mixes, can enhance economic stability. Whether you’re running sheep or growing rice you need water, increasing the value of existing water and farm incomes is the focus of this field day.

Farm dam harvest in WA yields 400-650kgs of yabbies/ha/year and purpose built extensive yabby ponds can produce up to 800kgs/ha/year, with intensive yabby farming is special ponds being able to produce up to 2500kgs/ha/year. Farm dams and irrigation channels are also perfect for Golden Perch and Murray Cod extensive production.

NSW Cooked Yabbies

NSW Cooked Yabbies

Yellowbelly or Golden Perch can be grown in dams

Yellowbelly or Golden Perch can be grown in dams

Murray Cod grow well in farm dams

Murray Cod grow well in large farm dams

Cheers
Rob McCormack
rob@nswaqua.com.au