Keeping you up to date with the latest water supplementation and livestock productivity info and research.
AgTech continues to revolutionise the livestock industry, and the agriculture sector more broadly, by delivering immense value to farmers. Here are some trends for 2024 we expect to see for the Agtech industry.
In this article we discuss the importance of sulphur for cattle grazing sorghum and offer a strategy for efficiently achieving the target dose for each animal.
DIT AgTech Technical Lead Jack Maley explains the new improvements and features coming to uDOSE units in 2023.
DIT AgTech CEO Mark Peart shares his thoughts on the top five trends and potential roadblocks for technology in agriculture in the coming year.
Over the last 12 months DIT Agtech have been closely working with PIRSA (Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia) to demonstrate ag technology across three sites based at Struan, Turretfield and Minnipa. The case study compared traditional lick...
uPRO SOUTHERN has been designed specifically for ruminants on pasture in Southern Australia. It has its advantages for all seasons, including when pastures dry off. When stock are grazing pastures and stubble over summer, the feed value declines as the season...
DIT’s dosing technology is used to proportionally dose supplement into the drinking water lines for livestock. This allows a higher level of Phosphorus supplementation year-round. Prelimary results from the 1st year of a water medication trial at QLD DAF Spyglass...
Why is phosphorus so important to beef production? Low soil phosphorus levels in many soils in Northern Australia makes phosphorus deficiency a major problem for grazing cattle. Whilst phosphorus is crucial in all bodily functions, a phosphorus deficiency causes a...
Forage cereals can play an important role in grazing systems as they assist in overcoming the winter feed quality shortages. I was recently asked about supplementing cattle while they are grazing on forage oats and if there will be any advantage of supplementing...
Wool is a fibrous protein that is produced by specialized skin cells known as follicles (Sahoo & Soren, 2011). The amount of wool a sheep can produce is dependent on a various of factors, such as breed, genetics and nutrition. While the sheep’s capacity for...
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...
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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