Feed testing – webinar recording
Article printed February 29, 2024. For the latest version, please go to: https://feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/2023/05/24/feed-testing-webinar-recording/
Check out this webinar recording on the benefits of feed testing and how to interpret the results.
To supply your livestock needs and ensure the best value for money, you need to know the nutritive value of the feedstuffs.
It is difficult to judge the quality of a feed visually, so it is important to have feeds analysed to get an objective measure of the quality so that you can estimate its value to you and how much will need to be fed. The main feed components that can be tested are energy, protein, fibre and dry matter.
Agriculture Victoria is currently offering feed quality tests to check the quality of feed sources.
for more information about feed testing, animal requirements; sampling and making rations visit Chapter 3 in the Sheep book https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/sheep-resources/sheep-drought-feeding-book/
Or for information relevant to cattle Visit Chapter 5 https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/beef-resources/beef-cattle-drought-feeding-book/