Livestock Nutrition

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...

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...

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...