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Feeding ‘How to’ videos

A series of short ‘How to’ videos that work through key considerations for feeding livestock are now available.  The calculations are ‘back of the envelope’, easy to follow and can be readily adapted to...

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New! Ration Builder

An excel spreadsheet that can be used to build rations from multiple ingredients to achieve a desired energy and protein level in a diet.  Includes a mixing sheet that itemises ingredients and gives a...

New Pasture Resources link

New! Pasture Resources

Have you looked at the pasture resources section recently? The Useful Tables and Pasture Tools Tabs provide: Click on the link to check out the new Pasture Resources

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Feed testing – webinar recording

Check out this webinar recording on the benefits of feed testing and how to interpret the results. Click here to access the webinar To supply your livestock needs and ensure the best value for...

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NEW SheepNotes out now! Autumn 2023

SheepNotes autumn 2023 is OUT NOW – includes articles on pneumonia; understanding the methane and carbon cycles; providers of worm testing; reflections of the last 25 years of being involved in a BestWool BestLamb...

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Management of heifers and cows before calving

Guidelines for managing heifers and cows before calving Careful management of nutrition of pregnant females in all trimesters of pregnancy pays dividends at calving time. Calf loss will be minimised and calving supervision can...

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March towards feed quality

To supply your livestock needs and ensure the best value for money, you need to know the nutritive value of the feedstuffs. It is difficult to judge the quality of a feed visually, so...

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How are your farm dams holding up?

Whilst spring was very wet and many farm dams were full at Christmas time, this may no longer be the case.  Full dams at the start of summer may not be guaranteed to make...