P is for profit and for phosphorus Part 1: Why feed phosphorus to cattle in northern Australia?
Phosphorus (P) deficiency can have a major impact on animal health, fertility and performance, frequently resulting in lost profit on beef enterprises in Northern Australia.
In this webinar recording, Mick Sullivan (Principal Beef Extension Officer, DAF Rockhampton) takes an in-depth look at how you can determine if phosphorus is an issue for your business and what can be done about it.
During the presentation, Mick discusses the following topics:
- why cattle need phosphorus
- identifying a phosphorus deficiency
- correcting the deficiency.
Download a copy of the presentation – Why feed phosphorus (PDF, 1.75 MB).
The second presentation in this webinar by Tim Schatz (NT DPIR) is listed below under additional resources.
- P is for profit and phosphorus Part 2: Kidman Springs P study and future research
- phosphorus supplementation of cattle in northern Australia (FutureBeef)
- improving beef business performance with phosphorus supplementation (FutureBeef)
- new phosphorus nutrition tools available online (FutureBeef)
- FORAGE reports visit the Long Paddock website.
- Why feed phosphorus
- Why Phosphorus (P)?
- Practical management of nutrition
- Phosphorus deficiency
- Identifying a P deficiency
- Knowing your land types is important (FORAGE reports)
- Soil P – what is low?
- Animal P tests
- Testing breeder paddocks
- When to test cattle for P deficiency
- Faecal P analysis
- Phosphorus supplementation
- Wet season and dry season considerations
- How much phosphorus?
- How to feed phosphorus
- Lick composition
- Supplement selection
- Managing supplements.