Livestock Nutrition

Goat Nutrition Appropriate nutrition is essential for the health and productivity of all animals and is the foundation of any successful production system, therefore, a focus on goat nutrition will help establish a profitable enterprise regardless of whether it is focused on meat, fibre, or milk...

Interesting Facts Chromium (Cr) was discovered by the Frenchman Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797 and was named for the Greek word chroma meaning colour. Chromium is a blue-white metal that is hard, brittle, and resistant to corrosion. Chromium can be polished to form a very shiny...

Interesting Facts Sodium (Na) is an alkali metal that is silvery-white and comprises about 2.6% of the earth’s crust. Sodium was named after the English word soda and from the Medieval Latin word sodanum, meaning “headache remedy” (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Office of Science...

In the New England region of NSW, merino sheep generally run on granite soils containing lower nutrient levels, in particular, phosphorus and sulphur can be limiting. Recent trials by AgSolutions and Miramoona Merinos producer, Kim Barnet, sought to determine the extra growth potential for merino...

Interesting Facts Copper is a shiny, reddish-brown metal and was named from the Greek word kyprios.  The only other non-silvery metal on the periodic table is gold, which has a yellowish colour.  The addition of copper to gold is how rose gold is made (Helmenstine, 2021). ...