Mineral balance in sheep grazing cereals – Gordon Refshauge (DPI)

Gordon Refshauge (NSW Department of Primary Industries) takes us through an overview of the need to maintain mineral balance on grazing cereals due to the high K:Na ratio of the forage, in order to avoid metabolic disorders in sheep.

Ongoing research at Cowra is examining the opportunities to manage mineral balance in mixed crop/legume plantings and has determined that lucerne is not a suitable substitute for mineral supplements on grazing wheat due to its low sodium concentration.

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Recorded at the Wagga Pastures Research Update 2021. Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Land Services and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

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