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Principles of Pasture Growth

Pasture is the cheapest source of feed for any grazier. Grazing beef and sheep production can be simplified into a set of steps in a production chain. In very simple...
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Pregnancy Toxaemia in Ewes

Pregnancy toxaemia is a metabolic disorder resulting in the incapacity for the animal to maintain an adequate energy balance. It occurs when drastically low levels of glucose in the blood...
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Educating the Next Generation of Farmers

The future of Australian agriculture depends on the next generation. The more we can teach the next generation about where food comes from, how it is raised using sustainable practices,...
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Supplementing on Buffel Grass

With the recent rainfall events pastures are doing fairly well at holding on this season however we will most likely see a rapid decline in pasture quality soon if you...
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Supplement Limiters

Salt has traditionally been used as an intake limiter in stock feed supplements, however scientific advances in nutritional knowledge are slowly changing this practise. A number of different products are...
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Greetings from Mundubbera

With the green feed we have, our “Green Pasture Licks” are still our most popular choice by far. Especially for those who have heifers & cows ready for joining, although...
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Benefits of early weaning during drought

Benefits of Early Weaning The benefits of early weaning go far beyond the survival and growth of the calf. The energy requirements of a 400kg lactating breeder are approximately 80MJ/day. ...
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Compensatory growth

There are limitations to compensatory gains, for example, an animal that has been on a low quality diet for an extended period of time may never reach its?۪ genetic potential...
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The principle of the most limiting nutrient

For example: In the dry season, phosphorus is the third most limiting nutrient, therefore while it is still important, the protein and energy deficiencies as the first and second most...
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The importance of protein meals

For best results, protein meals are recommended to be fed in conjunction with a NPN source. Bypass protein is especially important for young animals with high protein requirements for growth...
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Nicholas markwell is supplementing his horses for only $130 for the year

Throughout the entire year, Nicholas will spend $130 at Top Country to supplement his horses with high protein, mineral and big head supplements.The Markwell's have been surprised at the low...
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Supplementing with phosphorus in the green for improved breeder productivity

In the dry, the two most limiting nutrients are energy and protein. This is why we recommend that supplements high in protein are fed during this time. The higher the...