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NatraMin Proving Its Worth Interim results from soil amendment trials underway at the University of Queensland have indicated what many farmers have reported over the years, NatraMin works!  While the final report has yet to be delivered, early phases of the replicated trial work have confirmed...

This is the time of year where cattle are often impacted by external parasites such as buffalo fly, lice and ticks. Also, some will be grazing forage sorghum crops, and in both of these scenarios livestock have been shown to respond to sulphur supplementation. Sulphur is...

  A lot of livestock nutritional information available to farmers in Australia is focused on feeding animals during dry feed situations.  Maintaining stock during drought or dry conditions can be costly and challenging for farmers and when the rain comes there is a huge sigh of...

Many parts of Queensland and New South Wales haven’t received adequate rainfall and are currently experiencing unprecedented hot conditions.  This is resulting in a massive reduction of pasture quality and quantity.  Australia’s dry seasons and/or dry years result in pastures that have insufficient nutrient levels...

Before we delve too deeply into the massive topic of ruminant nutrition.  Let’s start by covering the basics.  What is a ruminant animal and what is the role of their digestive system?  The primary difference between ruminants and non-ruminants is that ruminants' stomachs have “four”...

Chances are if you have ever discussed feeding your horses with me you would have had to answer a few questions such as, “What kind of feed do you use and how much of it do you feed?”  Usually I get an answer that goes...

Soil is a living and life giving natural resource that can be defined as a complex natural material derived from decomposed and disintegrated rock and organic materials.  Soil provides a number of essential functions such as: physical stability and support for plants, a site for nutrient...

Bighead or more accurately, Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, is a condition that develops as a result of a calcium imbalance within the horse’s diet.  During periods of calcium shortage, horses will mobilise calcium and phosphorus from their bones to keep blood calcium levels normal.  When this...

Supplementation is used to bridge the gap between the nutrients supplied by pasture and what the animal actually requires. What happens when feed is dry? Pastures are the cheapest form of feed for livestock, however, once pastures age,  hay-off or are frost-affected, the quality decreases and livestock...

  Feeding horses that suffer from laminitis is an issue faced by increasing numbers of horse owners all over Australia.  There are so many conflicting “do’s and don’ts” out there that it can give you a major headache just thinking about it!  Having said this, here...

  A lot of livestock nutritional information available to farmers in Australia is focused on feeding animals during dry feed situations.  Maintaining stock during drought or dry conditions can be costly and challenging for farmers and when the rain comes there is a huge sigh of...

If you have read the previous blogs Laminitis and Founder In Horses, What Are the Most Common Signs Of Laminitis and What Causes Laminitis and you are concerned that your horse may be at risk then look into it straight away.  If you suspect that your...