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Season 2 | Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Feed Testing with Erica Schelfhorst

July 1, 2020 - 3:26 pm

MALLEE FARMING AGVIC SERIES – SEASON 2: LIVESTOCK AND LAND MANAGEMENT

Episode 3: Feed Testing with Erica Schelfhorst.

When sourcing feed supplies there are a couple of key issues worth considering before securing a seemingly cheaper feed: feed testing and commodity declarations, so you know exactly what you are getting. This will ensure that the feed value is high enough, and hence give you value for money and peace of mind that it is safe to feed.

For more information about feed testing you can read this information note:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/sheep/sheep-notes-newsletters/sheep-notes-spring-2018/buying-feed-need-to-know

To learn more about feeding sheep in dry times check out Agriculture Victoria’s Drought Feeding Guides.

Information on feed testing is also included in the drought feeding guides. You can access a digital version of each guide using the link below or speak with your local Agriculture Victoria Extension staff to get a hard copy, or contact Agriculture Victoria’s Customer Service Centre on 136 186:

Sheep: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/312733/Sheep-drought-feeding-guide.pdf

Cattle: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/312735/Beef-cattle-drought-feeding-guide.pdf

The sheep and beef drought feeding and management books with other related livestock feeding resources, tools and links can now be found at our feeding livestock website:

https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/

There’s also some great resources including videos, case studies and fact sheets on our website:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/drought/managing-resources-in-drought

For more information on this topic contact Erica Schelfhorst, Livestock Extension Officer, Agriculture Victoria erica [dot] schelfhorst [at] agriculture [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

The development of the episodes included in the Mallee Farming AgVic series was funded through the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Drought Support Package. For more information please visit: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons