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August and September can be the toughest two months of winter in many areas, with the season often not breaking until late September. The recent frosts and lack of moisture means protein often becomes the limiting factor for grazing dry feed. If there is no visible...

The Function and Deficiency Indicators for Important Minerals in Animal Nutrition Minerals play important roles in physiological, structural and regulatory functions within the animal body.  The term ‘essential mineral’ is used in reference to a mineral that has been proven to have a metabolic role in...

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSH) is most commonly referred to by the name “Bighead” or sometimes “Bran Disease” and is a condition that develops as a result of a calcium imbalance within the horse’s diet.  Calcium (Ca) is the most abundant mineral element in the animal...

Quality paddock feed reduces fodder costs Greater emphasis on pasture feeding of horses should be made in Australia, as it offers the advantage of considerable reduction in feeding costs in combination with a return to the natural grazing conditions to which horses are well adapted. Grazing horses...

During drought conditions, the better we feed rumen microbes, the better we feed the animal. Rumen microbes break down fibrous fodder and are essential to convert feed into energy (VFA). In addition, rumen microbes contain 60% protein and when digested, they provide the majority of the protein...

Many farmers tell us that Super does not give them the results that they used to get. Contrary to the belief held by some farmers that the quality of Super Phosphate has changed, we believe that the change is in the soil. In particular, the depletion...

Availability of a major mineral is lacking in many soils, but most soil tests don’t monitor its presence, and most agronomists don’t recommend adding it to the soil. Silica, the overlooked mineral can boost the plant’s resistance to stress; increase photosynthesis and chlorophyll content; improve drought...

AgSolutions has developed premium soil and livestock nutrition products, however, our soil test recommendations and advice stretch way beyond our products.. AgSolutions have advanced our ability to support you to develop a strategic direction for your soil and crops with a 3-5 year program. That’s right,...

What is NatraMin? NatraMin is a mineral fertiliser and soil conditioner - it supplies the broad spectrum of natural minerals and is formulated to improve all aspects of soil fertility. Nutritional - supply of essential mineral elements. Biological - stimulation of microbe and worm activity. Structural...

Do you have a Phosphate Bank? If you have used Phosphate fertiliser in the past, then the answer to that question will probably be “YES”. CSIRO research “It is thought that at best, just 20 per cent of Phosphorus applied by way of fertiliser is available for plant...