Feed composition: Articles and factsheets



Cattle nutrition is a complex subject with a lot of terms, acronyms and numbers that many people don’t fully understand. Find out what the terms on feed labels are referring to.

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

Hay and silage quality is impacted greatly by stage of maturity. As forage crops mature fibre increases while digestibility and crude protein decreases. A basic nutrient analysis will…

When deciding on a supplement strategy, it is important to determine the cost of the supplement in relation to the nutrient you require. In some cases, the supplement…

An explanation of what Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS), specifically Faecal Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (F.NIRS), is and how you can use it to assess the diet quality of the pasture your cattle are eating.

When buying cattle and sheep feed it is often difficult to understand the information on the label attached to the product – here is a brief explanation.

Feed processing usually means altering the physical (and sometimes chemical) nature of feed commodities to optimise utilisation by animals and to enhance mixing and stability of the diet.…

Because of changes in the price and availability of feeds, lot-feeders need to be able to alter the ingredients or ingredient levels in the diet. Demands on feedlot…

Feedlotters need a sound knowledge of nutrition to operate a successful feedlot. Financially, it is important to minimise feed costs, yet optimise liveweight gain and maximise feed conversion…