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Archive for January 2020

Why cottonseed for sheep?

Cottonseed has been used extensively in Queensland as a feed supplement for sheep. It is a good source of energy (12-14 MJ ME/kg) and protein (19-24%), but should always be fed with adequate amounts of roughage.

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Green Feed Management and Magnesium

Grazing lush green feed, especially short growing green feed, often results in animal health issues. This guide from Dickson Ag is designed to help avoid these issues and improve performance.

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Urea supplementation – The need to supplement

The nutritional value of all grasses in northern Australia declines following the growing season. While some grasses are more attractive to cattle (palatable) than others, all grasses provide high quality grazing while they are actively growing.

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Grazing Cereal Crops

Cereal crops produce good bulk of green feed quickly and are seen to be good feed for livestock, and they are. However, animals often scour and don’t “do” as well as they should when grazing them. Often, they will actually lose weight. This does not have to be the case.

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