Livestock Nutrition

19 September 2018

This directory considers the options for growing forages on sheep and beef farms to help reduce reliance on purchased feeds. It can be used alongside the BRP Mini Feeds Directory which contains information about home-grown feeds such as grains and roots, as well as purchased feed options like co-products

19 November 2020

The conserved forage requirements and stocks calculator can be used to calculate feed demand by entering livestock numbers and available feed supply.

17 August 2018

Despite additional hectares of straw being made available by cereal growers, there is still likely to be a shortage due to lower yields and an increased requirement for feeding. This factsheet explains the importance of assessing your straw needs and planning for any deficit.

16 July 2020

With potentially increasing feed costs, it may become more profitable to finish pigs at a lower slaughter weight. Use this information to find out how to go about this.

17 July 2020

Find out how alternative feeds, such as root and forage crops and some food industry co-products, can be incorporated into pig diets.

16 July 2020

Use this information to improve, or start, recording feed conversion ratios in all stages of production to help with decision-making.

15 August 2018

Feed is the largest cost of production for the pig industry, making up around 60 per cent of total costs. Effective savings in this area can help mitigate price volatility.

8 August 2018

Insight into how the drought affects cattle feed usage.

12 February 2021

Explore how you compare against our optimal dairy system key performance indicators to help establish what we can learn from each other

3 June 2019

Learn how blood testing is reducing costs at Dairy Farm

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