Livestock Nutrition

Introduction Vitamins are nutrients that animals require in very small quantities for normal growth and maintenance of life, and the requirements for each differ considerably.  Vitamins are involved in metabolic processes as co-factors in energy, protein and fat utilisation as antioxidants, assisting in the uptake of...

Interesting Facts Phosphorus (P) was discovered in 1669 by Hennig Brand when he extracted it from buckets of urine and because the substance glowed in the dark, he initially called it “cold fire”.   Due to its reactive nature, and its use in poisons and nerve agents,...

Be Ready for the Heat! We are coming into Summer and it’s that time of year where we start cranking up those air conditioners.  Like us, animals also suffer from the effects of heat and now is the time to start preparing or thinking about how...

What is Sulphur? Sulphur (S) comes from the Latin word sulphurium, meaning ‘burning stone’ or, as it is colloquially termed throughout history, ‘brimstone’.  Sulphur is a chemical element found near hot springs or in large quantities of rock located in various volcanic regions all over the...