Piglet on straw

How we can minimise the impact of diarrhoea in piglets.

Diarrhoea in pigs is a major cause of poor performance and death. Piglet diarrhoea, or scours, most often occurs in piglets and newly weaned pigs. When considering potential causes, it’s important to look at both environmental and nutritional factors, focusing …

Grain storage mycotoxin risk

Minimise the risk of mycotoxins in your feed

Matthew Bastian, Ruminant Sales Representative, Central NSW Harvest this year hasn’t been easy for producers. With a large amount of feed grade wheat and barley available, coupled with high livestock prices, we expect to see more farmers looking to value …

Sheep grazing stubbles

Getting the most out of your crop stubbles

Matthew Bastian, Ruminant Sales Representative, Central NSW At this point in 2021, cereal crops are looking the best they have for the last few years. Once the headers leave the paddock, mixed farming producers will need to start looking at …

rumen microbes Alltech Gut Health

Thinking with your gut? The role of microbes in ruminants

Most mammals have little ability to digest fibre. Ruminants (e.g. Sheep, Cattle) are the exception to this rule due to their relationship with various micro-organisms in their digestive tract. The foregut of ruminants houses an ecosystem of micro-organisms that breakdown …

Supplamins Hoof and Health

The impact of hoof health and lameness in livestock

Poor hoof health can have a significant and direct impact on livestock profitability. If hoof problems are not treated promptly, lameness in stock can occur quickly. This results in economic loss, poor performance and is considered a welfare concern. Any …

Mycosorb A+ cattle

Reducing the challenge of storage mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are known to present a dynamic risk to feed quality The challenge initially starts in the field with Fusarium toxins such as the trichothecenes, zearalenone and fumonisin, or the Aspergillus species like aflatoxin. However, even if the feedstuff is …

dairy calf on straw bedding

The missing link in healthy calf rearing

The mantra with rearing healthy calves is well established (Moran 2002, p. 117,199); Keep calves warm, dry and sheltered Maximise acquired immunity through colostrum and vaccination Minimise exposure to pathogens until calves develop their own immunity Dairy farmers appreciate the …