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Nutrition in Heifer Reproduction

Nutrition in Heifer Reproduction

In cattle, puberty is ascertained by liveweight or body size, rather than a fixed age. Increasing the plane of nutrition in young cattle is aimed at reaching puberty, or rather a set body weight/size, while the animal is still relatively young (12 to 20 months of...

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Why Supplement uCALM?

Why Supplement uCALM?

Livestock experience significant stress during yarding, mustering, transport and weaning. These stressful events can result in major production losses from decreased appetite and extended periods of recovery.  Magnesium has been shown to act as natural sedative...

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The Importance of Trace Minerals

The Importance of Trace Minerals

Soils and pasture through Australia experience trace mineral deficiencies. Livestock grazing on these pastures lack the essential trace minerals required for growth, production and fertility.   So, what are trace minerals?   There are six trace minerals that can be...

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Is Your Property Bushfire Ready ?

Is Your Property Bushfire Ready ?

With 2020 being a long and difficult year, it is always worthwhile to reflect on the challengers to better prepare ourselves for the future. While it seems like COVID-19 has dominated the year, we must recall the horrific bushfires that dominated our country in the...

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How Much Time Do You Waste on a Water Run?

How Much Time Do You Waste on a Water Run?

When running a livestock business, water is an essential resource and managing that resource can have a significant impact on productivity, animal welfare and overall profitability of the business.  Traditionally in agriculture, a producer or farm hand would have to...

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The Importance of Water Quality in Supplementation

The Importance of Water Quality in Supplementation

One of the lesser understood complexities of adopting water supplementation as an alternative method for supplementing livestock, is understanding the importance and relevance of the water quality that is to have a soluble feed additive dosed into it. It is common...

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The Law of Minimums in Livestock Nutrition

The Law of Minimums in Livestock Nutrition

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. The same goes for animal nutrition and tending to the most limiting nutrient in a production system. In our previous blogs on why you should be supplementing your herd and...

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