Knowledge centre articles

Following are some short-term management options which provide financial rewards as well as preventing animal welfare problems during extended dry conditions. At a glance Regularly reassess carrying capacity Reduce stock numbers to…
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Bernie English, Joe Rolfe, Kev Shaw and Rebecca Gunther Department of Agriculture and Fisheries As we get into the tough end of the year with the wet season somewhere ahead of us,…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Forage quality is impacted greatly by stage of maturity. As forage crops mature fibre increases while digestibility and crude protein decreases. A basic nutrient analysis…
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Russ Tyler and Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government To carry out a cost-effective supplementation program there are five key things to determine first: What level of performance is required from the targeted…
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When considering feeding cattle it is important to: Establish the level of performance required (i.e. growth or maintenance). Determine the nutrient requirements the animal needs to perform at the desired level. Estimate…
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Désirée Jackson Formally Queensland Government Approximately 70% of soils in northern Australia are phosphorus-deficient. Cattle grazing phosphorus-deficient pastures need additional phosphorus, particularly during the wet season when energy and protein levels are…
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Practical information about molasses supplementation of beef cattle, including: its value as an energy supplement, the main ingredients, feeding methods, mixing supplements, intake control, toxicities, storage, handling, etc.

In planning a supplementary feeding program and choosing feeds or combinations of feeds it is important to know the nutrient composition of those feeds so that nutritional requirements for target animals can…
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