Validation and demonstration of a diagnostic tool for phosphorus status of beef cattle

The Validation and demonstration of a diagnostic tool for phosphorus status of beef cattle project sought to validate the ratio of faecal phosphorus (P) to diet digestibility (DMD) as a diagnostic tool for P deficiency in beef cattle and demonstrate production responses at different P intakes. It also investigated the carryover effect of using P supplements in the dry season for subsequent wet season responses, in the absence of P supplements.

 

For more details, please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.NBP.0537) (PDF, 3.9 MB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.

When: 1 May 2010 to 15 December 2013

Contact: Simon Quigley and Tim Schatz

Collaborators: University of Queensland and Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries