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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Independent Livestock Nutrition and Business Management Advice to Producers and Industry across Australia.

Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd

Ph: 08 8566 2290

PO Box 418, Kapunda  SA  5373

 

Productive Nutrition provides independent livestock nutrition and business management advice to producers and industry across southern Australia, pastoral lands and internationally. We help producers optimise livestock productivity, profitability and sustainability and improve the resilience of their operations.

 

Our clients include pastoralists, feedlotters, broadacre farmers, cattle, meat sheep and wool producers.

We provide R&D services to agribusiness, industry groups and individuals in Australia and internationally.

Our advice is unbiased, relevant, practical and science-based. We are not aligned with and do not sell any products and do not receive any commission from our recommendations.

 

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Publications....

 

Productive Nutrition have produced a range of publications - please check our publications page.

 

Quick links to the very useful and informative production feeding guides and literature reviews follow our events section on the right hand side of this page.

 

Contact Us

 

Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd

PO Box 418

Kapunda SA 5373

 

Phone: +61 8 8566 2290

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project Management

Flock-participating-in-copper-trial-2013The team at productive Nutrition has a strong history of successful project management and delivery. As we specialise in livestock nutrition and business management and work with producers on a daily basis we have no shortage of ideas for research projects that will benefit livestock producers.

Current projects:

  • Copper deficiency: A review of the economic cost and current constraints to effective management of copper deficiency in southern Australian sheep flocks (MLA, 2012 – 2014)
  • Increasing the value and marketability of feed grains for the grains industry (GRDC; SAGIT, 2011-2013)
  • Demonstrating soil conservation in the SA Murray Darling Basin rangelands (Community Landcare Grant, 2013-2014)
  • Hart pasture trials, Hart Field Day site, South Australia, 2013

Completed projects:

  • Increasing the productivity and profitability of South Australian sheep enterprises from grazing saltbush plantations (South Australian Sheep Industry Fund, 2010 – 2013)
  • The South Australian Murray Darling Basin Soil Reclamation Project (Caring for our Country, and SA Murray Darling basin NRM Board 2012 – 2013)
  • Goat Nutrition in Australia; a review of the literature (MLA, 2012)
  • Development of a national Code of Practice for the Intensive Lamb Finishing Sector (MLA, 2007-2012)
  • Outback Lakes Project; Nutritive analysis of preferentially grazed perennial species (LWA, 2006 – 2011)
  • Best practice for production feeding of lambs: a review of the literature (MLA, 2007)
  • The nutritive value of rangeland plants of southern and western Australia – A review of the literature and a scoping study to demonstrate the inconsistencies between the current system of nutritive analysis and animal performance (AWI, 2006)
  • Lamb Feedlot Stocktake (MLA, 2006)
  • A review of the practical component of the agricultural programs at the University of Adelaide (The University of Adelaide, 2006)
  • Towards a better understanding of animal nutrition in the SA pastoral zone (CNEFAP, 2004)
  • Roseworthy Lamb Feedlot Feasibility Study (The University of Adelaide, 2004)
  • The nutritive value of rangeland pastures: A review of the literature (AWI, 2003)

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 are having livestock management issues which you would like addressed please click link on the link for further information or call us now...

 

Read a recent review here [149 kb]


 

Lot feeding lambs


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]