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Take care when selecting feed for your livestock
When buying feed for cattle, sheep or goats, its vital that you buy only feed that is specifically made for your livestock species. In Australia it is an offence to give any of your ruminants feed that contains "Restricted Animal Material", known as RAM for short. Restricted Animal Material (RAM) is...
UK lambs may suffer from cobalt deficiency
Cobalt deficiency is threatening to limit lamb growth rates, technicians are warning on the website of FarmersWeekly. Despite the fact it has been an exceptional year for grass growth in the UK, many farmers in the country are reporting later lambs have not been flourishing. Nia Williams from Nette...
Looking back on 'Future Woolscapes'
My mind sometimes wanders off to the time when I did my internship at the University of Sydney (back in 1999). What did I see during these nine months of being down under, nothing but sheep, sheep and more sheep. This triggered me to look for some data on the current sheep sector in Australia and wh...
Extrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch
Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...
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The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk
The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk aims to provide the most up to date knowledge and research for scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep and goats dairy sectors (milk produc...