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Watch our focus on fodder conservation webinar

Focus on – Fodder Conservation This webinar focuses on fodder conservation and is presented by Michele Jolliffe, Regional Manager Dairy, South West and Claire Waterman Specialist Farm Business economist. With welcome rain and pasture...

Pasture ID Resources

Pasture ID Resources

There are many and varied resources for helping to identify what’s in the paddock – both improved grass and legumes, native species and many weeds. The list has been compiled as ones used by...

Myth Buster: Do livestock self medicate?

Myth Buster: Do livestock self medicate?

Do livestock (sheep and beef cattle) self medicate? Or find what they need if it’s available? Dr Shawn McGrath, Senior Lecturer in Animal Production at Charles Sturt University joins us to discuss the science...

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Worms – monitor, measure and manage

A MLA review of endemic livestock diseases estimated that worms cost the Australian industry more than $400 million annually. This makes them one of the biggest diseases, in dollar terms, of all those facing...

Grass tetany – be prepared

Grass tetany is caused by either a magnesium (Mg) deficiency or an interference with the absorption of Mg and results in high death rates in affected animals. It may occur at any time but...

NEW SheepNotes out now!

In this edition Perennial ryegrass and phalaris staggers – Elle Moyle, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Victoria Farmer tips on autumn saving – Bindi Hunter, Agriculture Victoria NEXUS project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in...

Tools for making rations

There are a number of tools and resources that can help to develop rations for any class of stock, and for what production you are after. Here, we feature the ones that do not...