Jo Campbell

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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...

Bushfire recovery and resources

Bushfire recovery and resources

For farmers affected by the Victorian bushfires the Agriculture Victoria emergency web page provides information on latest support and grants available; practical recovery information such as protecting water supplies and pasture recovery, plus other...

Is stock water an issue this summer?

Is stock water an issue this summer?

We’ve updated the site to include more resources to help estimate, manage and monitor stock water.  Access the Agriculture Victoria Farm Water Calculator Calculate how much water your stock are likely to need over...

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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...

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Weight of hay bales

(wet weights/as fed weights) Source: Dairy Pasture Consumption Calculator Hay Bale Shape Bale size Weight (as fed, t) Dry Matter (%) Dry weight (t DM) Round 4×4 0.25 85 0.21 Round 5×4 0.35 85...