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Early weaning

When seasonal conditions are tough and pasture availability is low over lambing, early weaning of lambs might be a useful management option. The benefits are the total feed requirements for the flock are less,...

Deferred grazing for winter lambing ewes

The practice of autumn pasture saving involves deferring grazing after the autumn break until feed on offer (FOO) is sufficient to sustain the growth of enough feed through the winter until spring, when pasture...

Barbers Pole worm –  a wet summer problem?

Infestations of Barbers Pole worm can be devastating. A couple of good resources can help. The spring edition of SheepNotes has an article by Steve Cotton on drench resistance “Knowing and managing your property’s...

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SheepNotes out now! Spring 2023

SheepNotes spring 2023 is OUT NOW – includes articles on Worm resistance in Victoria; soil carbon explained; the importance of understanding ‘fit to load’; ration builder and how to making it easier and more. 

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