Feeding and nutrition of livestock
General management, plus feeding of specific livestock, monitoring stock water and assessing pasture during drought.
IN THIS SECTION
- Information by species
Beef & dairy cattle, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep.
- Pastures & rangelands
Pasture species and varieties, pasture establishment and management, and the arid and semi-arid rangelands.
- Poisoning & other problems
Poisonings, plant toxicity and other feeding problems.
- Feeding in emergencies
Feeding livestock during drought and after floods.
- Feeding practices
Drought feeding, feedlotting, creep feeding, full and supplementary feeding.
- Costs & nutritive value
Buying feed on price and nutritive value, cost calculators and nutritive values of feeds.
- Safety of feeds
Stock feed requirements, vendor declarations, BSE ("mad cow disease") and chemical residues.
- Stock feeds
Range of feeds suitable for stock, including pastures.
- Stock water
Stock water requirements and quality.
The role of Diagnostic and Analytical Services (DAS) is to provide quality assured laboratory testing services in the fields of veterinary pathology, analytical chemistry and plant health.
- Feed cost calculator
Compares the value of feeds on an energy and crude protein basis. The user selects a range of common feeds and is then provided with estimated values for energy, protein etc.
- Nutritional value of feeds
(Feed evaluation database)
The nutritional value of feeds database contains the results of tests conducted on animal feeds over many years.