feed budget

NEW Sheep Notes out now!

NEW Sheep Notes out now!

In this edition Grazing value of summer weeds – Raquel Waller, Agriculture Victoria Summer weeds – which ones are toxic? – Dr Jeff Cave, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Victoria Listeriosis – Dr Elle Moyle,...

Sheep eating grass in a small flock

To feed or not to feed – that is the question

Nick Linden and Jane Court, Agriculture Victoria With high stock prices and a favourable grain harvest looking likely is a temptation to run a percentage of lambs through on grain for earlier turnoff or...

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 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...

Agriculture Victoria - Feeding Livestock Cows

Hay Quality: Is it good enough?

Bushfires and dry seasonal conditions have led to strong demand in hay supplies with many generous donations being distributed to those in need.  However, with hay quality varying more than most other types of supplements, an important question is whether it’s the best feed for livestock, especially when pasture is limiting and winter approaches.  Agriculture Victoria Livestock...

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...

Common feed values

Cattle IMPORTANT – Note the difference in approximate dry matter (DM) % (ME) Metabolisable energy (MJ/kg DM) Approximate dry matter (DM) % Energy MJ ME/kg DM Crude protein % dry matter When fed whole...