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Why use lower urea for Breeders?

  Why use lower urea for breeders? Higher levels of urea used in the wrong situation can cost potential production as the animal is having to excrete the excess ammonia which comes at a high energy cost. Therefore, feeding high levels of urea can waste energy that would normally be used for production. Most common…

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Bull Development & Supplementation of First Calf Heifers

Supplementing first-calf heifers during lactation rather than feeding stud bulls post-weaning has been found to result in greater scrotal circumference, increased sperm motility and sexual maturity at an earlier age. Conducted by Dr Viv Perry from the Queensland Sperm Morphology Laboratory, and PhD student Matt Callaghan, the research is part of a quest to identify…

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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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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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