Article printed October 27, 2021. For the latest version, please go to: https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/pasture-resources/pasture-tools/
This resource was produced by farmers to assist farmers in low rainfall mixed farming areas to assess their feedbase to improve their feed budgeting skills and ewe nutrition. It includes pictures of a range of crop/pasture types (including cereals, vetch, medics and crop stubbles).
The feed on offer (FOO) library allows users to estimate FOO and nutritive value of grazed pastures. Animal performance is determined by the quality of pasture available and when known, better decisions can be made on allocation of stock to paddocks or supplementary feeding.