Integration of livestock into cropping systems

Integration of livestock into cropping systems

Livestock complement cropping systems in spreading the workload over the year, value-adding the pasture phase and downgraded grain and enhancing stubble management. Livestock also provide a significant risk management tool in terms of weed control, annual cash flow and a…

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Genetic Selection

Genetic Selection

Productive Nutrition consultants will review with you the current genetic potential of your flock or herd to ensure the traits for which you are selecting align with your key profit drivers. We provide advice and assistance with:Understanding breeding valuesIdentification of…

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Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

Productive Nutrition has been delivering practical and informative workshops by request from livestock producers for many years on a range of topics. Our workshops are custom designed to suit the needs of each group, so if your group or neighbours…

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Our Company

Our Company

Productive Nutrition's core business is livestock nutrition and management systems; because we specialise, we have a comprehensive knowledge of ruminants, their requirements and management which we apply practically. Our mission is to provide highly effective, client-focused service which improves the…

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Feed Budgeting

Feed Budgeting

Feed budgeting requires accuracy to be relevant and meaningful and is quite a complex process.Productive Nutrition will help you set your stocking rates to pasture availability and quality which will then determine the feed gaps that require attention throughout the…

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Livestock financial analysis and customised cost of production (COP)

Livestock financial analysis and customised cost of production (COP)

Productive Nutrition consultants can help you identify the key profit drivers in your livestock business to help you make the most of your enterprise mix and labour resources.

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Mineral Nutrition

Mineral Nutrition

Productive Nutrition provides consultancy services that are TOTALLY independent; we do not sell or endorse any products and we rigorously investigate mineral / trace element deficiencies such that the right formulation can be custom designed for your situation and time…

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Analytical Services

Analytical Services

Livestock welfare and productivity is driven by the quality of the feed they access, be in in the paddock or under intensive feeding conditions.In order to optimise profitability it is important to ensure that the feed on offer meets the…

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Coming Events

Workshop booking enquiries are welcome. Please contact us for further information - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8566 2290.

Workshop topics range from optimising sheep and beef production, key profit drivers, managing labour inputs and timing of operations, through to nutrition, health and disease and everything in between! 

 

September 2016

Stawell, Vic - Tuesday Sept 13 2016.

Wonwonda, Vic - Wednesday Sept 14 2015

Warracknabeal, Vic - Thursday Sept 15 2016

Telopea Downs, Vic - Friday Sept 16 2016

.First day containment areas, practical sheep nutrition, sheep production economics. Follow up day in October - practical workshop to build on theory. Hosted by Wimmera Farming Network. RSVP Annette Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0408 372 271.

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November 2016

Campbell Town, Tas - Nov 9-10 2016.

Expressions of interest in a 2-day sheep nutrition workshop at Campbell Town are being sought. The workshop will cover feed budgeting, mineral supplementation, integration of livestock into cropping/irrigation systems, rumen function, ration formulation, and genetic selection. Additional topics may be requested by those who register. Register your interest by Friday 26 August to ensure you don't miss out, by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Are you considering lot feeding lambs? Download a copy of our publications and contact us for further assistance or ration formulation services:

  • Jolly S, Wallace A (2007) Best practice for production feeding of lambs - A review of the literature  Download [PDF]

  • Dickson H, Jolly S (2011) National Procedures & Guidelines for Intensive Sheep & Lamb Feeding Systems, Edition 2 Download [PDF]

  • Dickson H, Jolly S (2011) National Procedures & Guidelines for Intensive Sheep & Lamb Feeding Systems - Planning & Management Checklists Download [PDF]