Tess McDougall

Agriculture Victoria - Feeding Livestock Cows

Worms – monitor, measure and manage

A MLA review of endemic livestock diseases estimated that worms cost the Australian industry more than $400 million annually. This makes them one of the biggest diseases, in dollar terms, of all those facing...

Grass tetany – be prepared

Grass tetany is caused by either a magnesium (Mg) deficiency or an interference with the absorption of Mg and results in high death rates in affected animals. It may occur at any time but...

NEW SheepNotes out now!

In this edition Perennial ryegrass and phalaris staggers – Elle Moyle, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Victoria Farmer tips on autumn saving – Bindi Hunter, Agriculture Victoria NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in...

Tools for making rations

There are a number of tools and resources that can help to develop rations for any class of stock, and for what production you are after. Here, we feature the ones that do not...

Watch our focus on spring pastures webinar

Focus on – Spring pastures Presented by Fiona Baker, Beef Extension Officer, Ellinbank   In this webinar Fiona covers the replacement of nutrient after the removal of silage, the importance of spring tillering for grass persistence and some...

Watch our focus on fodder conservation webinar

Focus on – Fodder Conservation This webinar focuses on fodder conservation and is presented by Michele Jolliffe, Regional Manager Dairy, South West and Claire Waterman Specialist Farm Business economist. With welcome rain and pasture...

Watch our focus on spring webinar series

Focus on – Livestock health and nutrition The Beef Sheep Network’s ‘Focus On – Spring’ webinar series began last month with presentations on livestock health and nutrition from Livestock Industry Development Officer Nick Linden...

Hands cupping grains

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain reports are commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each region. Reports are updated 40 weeks per year and can...