Livestock Nutrition

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). ...

As we approach the upcoming lambing season, it is important to carefully manage each factor contributing to your ewes’ nutrition and overall health to help improve conception rates at joining, increase the lambing percentage and maximise your breeding profitability. Simply put, ewes in a good...

One strategy to improve farm profitability within a sheep breeding enterprise is to improve conception rates at joining to increase the lambing percentage. Providing the key nutritional requirements for ewes and rams prior to and during joining, whilst undertaking simple management strategies can ensure better...

Is Pregnancy Toxaemia Affecting Your Flock? Pregnancy Toxaemia is a metabolic disorder in ruminants that is a result of a high carbohydrate or energy demand by the foetus exceeding what the mother can supply from her diet during the last trimester of pregnancy.  Pregnancy Toxaemia is...