Livestock Nutrition

Are You Losing Stock To Pregnancy Toxaemia? Pregnancy toxaemia is a metabolic disorder in ruminants that is a result of a high carbohydrate or energy demand by the foetus exceeding what the mother can supply from her diet during the last trimester of pregnancy.  The condition...

Imagine the devastation if you were to head out to the paddock one morning to check on your stock only to discover that you have lost over half of your herd over night!  This horrible scenario can unfortunately be quite common in situations where stock...

Receiving a balanced diet is critical for all animals (including humans) in order to achieve optimum health, fertility, production and being able to perform to the very best of their genetic material.  A balanced diet means that all requirements are being met and are in...

Isolated rain has fallen and the widespread drought means there is a potential high demand on oats and other winter grazing cereals to fill the current feed gap.  Those with irrigation have commenced planting as ground temperatures become more favourable. Anything we do for the next...

In ruminant animals a considerable amount of degradation and synthesis of protein occurs in the rumen and the material that becomes available for digestion can differ considerably from what was originally present in the food.  Consequently, different approaches for evaluating protein sources are necessary for...