Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Ration Book Software

Ration Book Animal Feeding Software

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'Ration Book' is a computer program that calculates least cost diets for sheep and beef cattle. It has recently been updated and re-released by the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan in response to the continuing dry conditions and lack of paddock feed in the South East.

Rations can be formulated for stock under drought, maintenance, growth, pregnancy or lactation situations. Supplementary rations can be added to dry pasture or stubble paddocks while fully suppled rations are for growth feedlots or autumn confinement feeding.

The program can also be used for budgeting fodder reserves, both in terms of the quantities of feed stuffs to put in store and when calculating alternative purchasing or selling strategies.

The software comes supplied with a database of common southern Australian feed files and additional feedstuffs can be added if lab test data is available.

Ration Book generates a printout of ration components, quantities, cost and nutrient analysis for a defined group of animals eating a diet selected among a nominated set of feedstuffs.

Ration Book’s simple data entry screens, inbuilt expert systems and precautionary limits means no specialist knowledge is required to run the software. However careful observation of stock should always carried out when animals are fed high grain rations under drought or feedlot conditions.

The program produces rations balanced for energy, protein, fibre and macro elements on a least cost basis while aiming to either maintain live weight and condition score, or maximise growth and feed conversion efficiency.

Proposed rations and projected growth rates can be examined through a gross margins spread sheet to determine the financial feasibility of lot fed mobs.

Ration Book Fact Sheet - Order Form and set up instructions(685 kb)