Livestock Nutrition

According to the Merck Veterinary Manual (2005) the definition of Bloat is an over-distention of the rumeno-reticulum with the gases of fermentation, either in the form of a persistent foam mixed with the ruminal contents, called primary or frothy bloat or in the form of...

Keep a close eye on the changing season! Winter is upon us.  Pastures are haying-off and nutrient quality generally decreases as a result.  During this change of season, producers should monitor the manure of their livestock to assist with identifying a reduction in feed quality.  When...

Australia is one of the largest producers of wool in the world with around 25 % of greasy wool sold on the world market coming from our Country.  Annual wool production is largely influenced by environmental and economic factors and with the ongoing drought and...

It has been fantastic to hear about parts of Australia that have been severely drought-stricken finally receiving enough rain to produce some grass growth.  Despite this being great news, there needs to be some caution around letting stock gorge this rapidly growing grass as there...

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...