Feed

This page provides resources and links to relevant feed information for farmers in the Murray Dairy region.

Hay and Grain Outlook

Dairy Australia provides a weekly independent assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairying region.

Hay and Grain Market Report

Bailing wet hay brings potential for haystack fires DEDJTR November 2015

Silage Cutting Tips

Below are a range of articles written by the Department of Economic Development's Frank Mickan on cutting silage.

Important Considerations - Silage Inoculants

Making Cereal Silage

Storage of Wilted Silage in Stacks

Five Key Tips for Quality Silage

 

Feed and Fibre Fact Sheets

Listed below are a range of feed and fibre fact sheets providing information on..

A - Z of Fibre Sources

Assessing Your Risk of Acidosis

Facts about Fibre

Feed Additives

Feed Value Factsheet Nov 2015

Flexible Feeding Systems - Healthy Cows

Mixing and Delivering Feed

Plan for Growth - Manage Risk

Quick Checks

 

Grains2Milk Supplementary Feeds

Home-grown or bought-in silages, hays, grains / concentrates and other feeds are used on most dairy farms to supplement pasture, forages and crops. They can be used to manage variations in feed supply, enabling higher stocking rates, and higher milk production per cow and per hectare to be achieved, while serving as tools to better manage pastures, cow body condition, fertility and milk composition.

Grains2Milk Supplementary Feeds
               

Feed Testing

Click here for a copy of "Importance of Feed testing" presentation by FeedCentral.             

Below are the three feed testing companies that service the Murray Dairy Region.               

Feed Central

They provide two services to a national client base. The first service is Hay Certification Services.
          

Forage Lab Australia

CVAS has grown significantly by providing cutting edge forage evaluation services in a quick, accurate, and cost effective manner. CVAS was the first to commercially offer the Fermentation Analysis.

Feed Test

FeedTest provides independent, reliable and rapid fodder/feed analysis using state-of-the-art Near Infrared (NIR) Technology, that allows you to determine the nutritional value of your stockfeed products.