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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...