Table 4. Timing and extent of change to deal with drought for two of the farms analyzed.

Farm 5 Farm 7
Drought 2003 Drought 2005 Drought 2003 Drought 2005
Reactive response Use of stocked hay Purchase of hay Use of stocked hay Use of stocked hay
Proactive response Decrease of crop area (8 to 5% total area) No response No response Introduction of maize for silage (7% total area)