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Managing pugging and damage to wet areas

With the recent high rainfall received across some parts of Victoria, managing livestock in wet areas is front of mind for many producers. Where grazing areas are prone to pugging and waterlogging, having strategies...

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Feed budgeting takes out the guesswork

Feed budgeting is an important tool to help determine potential pasture deficits or surpluses and assist in matching feed supply and demand.

Feed budgeting allows for better and more timely decisions, such as determining the number of stock you can carry, and for how long, and the likely animal performance for different classes of stock

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Safely getting stock onto grain

The state has experienced quite variable seasonal conditions this summer, with some areas receiving significant rain and even some very intensive events while others have remained very dry.  Either way, if there are large...

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Pre-joining ram and bull checks and nutrition

Pre-joining ram checks Attention to the nutrition and health of the ram team is critical well before joining. Three useful resources provide some key actions to ensure your rams are in the best health...

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...

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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...

Beef Book Focus: Ch. 5 Choosing Feeds

Chapter 5: Choosing Feeds of the Beef Drought Book contains the following information: Understanding the components of a feed How to sample for a feed analysis Costing fodders on energy value Other factors to...