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.
- 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.
Download a copy of the presentation – Why feed phosphorus (PDF, 1.75 MB).
The second presentation in this webinar by Tim Schatz (Northern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade) is listed below under additional resources.
FORAGE reports visit the Long Paddock website →