Technical information

Nutrition

Macrominerals for Beef Cattle

by Alex ASHWOOD BRAHMAN NEWS MARCH 2017 ISSUE #194 PAGE 22

Some 60 percent of Australia’s beef cattle are located in the subtropics and tropics with cattle grazing pastures which have seasonal peaks and declines in digestibility and total digestible nutrients (TDN).

Acidosis and Additives

by Alex ASHWOOD BRAHMAN NEWS DECEMBER 2013 ISSUE #181 PAGE 47

Rumen additives used in the beef industry to prevent "off feed" conditions include buffers, neutralising agents, bentonites and rumen modifiers.

Acidosis and Effective Fibre

by Alex ASHWOOD BRAHMAN NEWS JUNE 2013 ISSUE #179 PAGE 34

In high roughage diets, ruminal pH is relatively stable at 6.2-7.0. However, rumen acidity can quickly change depending on the rations composition and the level of feed management.

Acidosis and Laminitis

by Alex ASHWOOD BRAHMAN NEWS MARCH 2013 ISSUE #178 PAGE 24

Acidosis and laminitis can be significant disorders of beef cattle fed high grain–low roughage diets or high grain–high acid roughages.

Lot fed Brahmans prove profitable for Petann Pastoral Company

Lot feeding Brahmans has driven a profitable business shift for Central Queensland beef producers Peter and Ann Kirk and family.

Lotfed Brahmans worth their weight in gold

Brahmans are worth their weight in gold, just ask Craig Forest, manager of Saxby Feedlot at Kilkivan.

Top five nutrition factors in improving lotfeeding efficiency

Few people are better positioned to comment on progress in management efficiency and productivity improvement across the Australian feedlot industry than top US feedlot nutritionist, Gary Holcomb.

By-Product feeds for beef cattle

By-product feeds are generally available seasonally in large quantities, frequently vary in composition and often incur a high transport and storage cost.

Phosphorous Supplementation

Mineral concentrations in grazing situations vary considerably with forage species, and stage of growth. As a result mineral requirements of grazing beef cattle are often not met or are marginal.

Supplements for Beef Cattle

Knowledge of the nutritional requirements of stock and the values of feeds are necessary for cost effective use of supplements.

Silage feeding increases management options

Homemade silage has the potential to provide management flexibility and shorten the growing phase of the beef production pathway, according to Ken Rich, managing directory of Quality Silage Systems (QSS).

Fast and Slow Grains

The properties and benefits of different types of processed grains have received increasing interest of nutritionists and beef producers.

Molasses Rations for Beef Cattle

The availability and price of stockfeeds is influenced by various domestic and international factors which impact on farm profits and the purchasing power of beef producers.